panda pan"da (p[a^]n"d[.a]), n. (Zo["o]l.) 1. A small Asiatic mammal ({Ailurus fulgens}) having fine soft fur, which inhabits the mountains of Northern India. It was once thought to be related to the bears, but is now believed to be more closely related to raccoons. It has reddish-brown fur on the back and sides, and black fur on the legs and underside. Called also the {lesser panda}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. The {giant panda} ({Ailuropoda melanoleuca}), a bearlike black-and white mammal now found wild only in the central forests of China, which lives mainly on on bamboo. It is an endangered species, and is a popular attraction in the few zoos which have bveen able to obtain specimens. [PJC]

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  • panda — panda …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • panda — [ pɑ̃da ] n. m. • 1824; probablt du nom indigène de l animal au Népal ♦ Mammifère des forêts tempérées d Asie, se nourrissant de pousses de bambou. Le grand panda, le petit panda. ● panda nom masculin (mot népalais) Nom donné à deux mammifères… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Panda — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término panda puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Zoología 2 Geografía 2.1 Topónimos 3 Botánica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Panda — steht für folgende Tierarten: Großer Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), eine Säugetierart aus der Familie der Bären Kleiner Panda (Ailurus fulgens), eine Säugetierart, auch Katzenbär genannt Panda steht des Weiteren für: Fiat Panda, ein Kleinstwagen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • panda — sustantivo masculino 1. (macho y hembra) Mamífero asiático prácticamente vegetariano, del que existen dos especies: el panda gigante, que tiene aspecto de oso, con el pelo blanco y negro, y el panda menor, con una larga cola y pelo castaño rojizo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • panda — PÁNDA s.m. invar. Mamifer carnivor asemănător cu un ursuleţ, care are blana albă cu pete negre şi trăieşte în Himalaia (Ailurus fulgens). – Din engl., fr. panda. Trimis de tavilis, 11.06.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  pánda s. m. invar. Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

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  • panda — (n.) 1835, from French, apparently from the Nepalese name of a raccoon like mammal (lesser panda) found there. First reference to the Giant Panda is from 1901; since its discovery in 1869 by French missionary Armand David (1826 1900) it had been… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • panda — [pan′də] n. [Fr < native name in Nepal] short for: 1. GIANT PANDA 2. LESSER PANDA 3. PANDA CAR …   English World dictionary

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