In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I think she played the boss' daughter and Kevin liked her but she was a real wildcat.
- I soon found out she was not a kid. She was a regular little wildcat.
- Peak exploration was in 1985 when 184 wildcats were drilled.
1.1(European)gato montés masculine
- A big wildcat can kill roe deer fawns, and sometimes even does.
- Over the years, Owen Newman and I had filmed cheetahs, lions, leopards, African wildcats and servals (for the first ever film of them) but never caracals.
- Dresser's team is fine-tuning the cloning of small cats like the African wildcat, as well as the largest: tigers.
- Since Dolly's creation in 1996 a variety of other animals have been duplicated, including a caracal cat and an African wildcat.
- Domestic cats are thought to have descended from the African subspecies of the wildcat.
1.2(US) (bobcat)lince masculine
- Though more tolerant of people than many other wildcats, bobcats tend to avoid large cultivated areas.
- A highly adaptable wildcat of North America, the Bobcat has managed to survive in healthy numbers in a variety of habitats, consuming a diverse spectrum of prey, in both wild and inhabited regions.
3(oil well)pozo de exploración masculine
1(risky)(speculation/project) arriesgado(speculation/project) riesgoso Latin America
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