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English definition of “cat”

cat

noun [C] (ANIMAL)   /kæt/
a small, furry animal with four legs and a tail, often kept as a pet, or any of a group of related animals that are wild, and some of which are large and fierce, such as the lion
(Definition of cat noun (ANIMAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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