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French word for cat

French word for cat

A French language term that can be used to describe some unusual pets in some French regions. It can mean to have a cat as a pet, and can also refer to cats with special characteristics, such as having four legs and two tls, or even just a large head or pointed ears. The word “gazouille” can be used to describe cats which are in any way different than normal cats. In English, the word "catman" can also be used to describe a cat with special characteristics, such as having four legs and two tls.

Cat in French

In the United States, the term "cat" is often used to mean a tabby cat, and is especially common in pop culture. When using the word "cat" to refer to a cat, it is almost always capitalized (except if the owner has a personal dislike for the word). In the United Kingdom, the word "cat" can also mean a domestic cat.

Gazouille in French

A French term that can be used to describe cats that are unusual or even just slightly different from normal domestic cats. Gazouilles (or Gassous) means "long-tled cats", referring to their unusual long tls. The word "Gazouille" can be used to describe cats which have very large heads or pointed ears. A "gazouille à deux têtes" is a two-headed cat, a "gazouille à quatre pattes" is a four-legged cat, and a "gazouille a deux têtes et quatre pattes" is a cat with large heads and pointed ears.

Gobineau de l'Angleterre (Cat man of England)

A name used in France for a feline which is physically rather large and often has a rather elongated and pointed muzzle. Notable examples include le Chat-Gigant (Big Cat) of the late 19th century, the Lion Hound of the early 20th century, and the Lion Hound of the late 20th century. "Gobineau de l'Angleterre" is the name commonly used to refer to the Lion Hound, and "Chat-Gigant" or "Chat-Gigantin" is the name generally used for the Big Cat.

Gojubat or goyavak (Poona/Uttar Pradesh, India)

A specialised breed of cat originating from India. The Gojubat is particularly known for its large size, long "snout" and long legs, but this is not a defining characteristic, as it can also be found in a slightly smaller and more compact form. The name of the Gojubat originates from the name of the ancient Poona region in India, which translates to "hills" in Sanskrit.

Gorgoraptor (Pekinese/Philippines)

A type of cat originating from the Philippines. Like many Asian breeds, the Gorgoraptor is often called a Pekinese, despite the fact that it is of distinct appearance and much larger than the Chinese type of Pekinese, which today is a recognised breed in its own right. The name of the Gorgoraptor, translates to "lion-like-beast" in Latin, although this is not an accurate translation of the word.

Griffon cat (Cat-o-Leufu/Rhodesia)

A cat that is small in size but large in head. Due to their size, the Griffon cats have often been compared to small bears and have been called such since the 17th century. They are also known for their unusually large "nostrils" which are much larger than any other felid's, making the "Griffon-cat-like" moniker a true compliment to their appearance. The Griffon Cat of Rhodesia became extinct in the 1950s, and there are no known modern specimens today. The name of the cat is derived from the word "Griffon" in Latin, which is sd to be a compound of "Gryff" and "Fons", meaning "bear-like" in Old French.

Guenon (Guenon-Ménil/France)

A type of cat with a long body, long legs and a small head that is often sd to resemble a "squirrel's". Some of the early descriptions of these cats were as "long-tled" and "stout-bodied", and "of a russet colour" with a head that is "almost half the length of the body". These descriptions are similar to the "long-faced" or "nose-less" cats found in modern day East and Southeast Asia. Guenons are the most docile of cats, and very rarely fight with other cats or other animals. They are very playful and friendly, and will even often "play wrestle" with other cats. Because of this, they are often kept as house pets and have even been known to play with and live with dogs.

Chinese Bobcat

A smaller cousin of the Jungle Cat that is native to South East China, where it is known as "Chongqing Long-clawed Cat". This cat was first introduced to the United States in the late 1980s by a cat breeder named Steve Linscomb, who had taken a few orphaned cubs and rsed them in his house. The bobcat in the United States is the only wildcat to survive successfully outside of South East Asia.

African Bush Cat

A wildcat found throughout most of Africa, it is easily mistaken for a lynx by westerners. It is also easily mistaken for a serval by westerners. There are very few records of people interacting with this cat, and for unknown reasons the cat has a reputation of being difficult to domesticated and cross-breed with.

Caspian Leopard Cat

The Caspian Leopard cat is a wildcat native to the Caspian Sea and is the only wildcat found in Asia. It is often called a "leopard cat", which is untrue, as it does not belong to the cat family of leopards.

Serval

This wildcat has a wide distribution across the Horn of Africa. The Serval is often confused with the African Bobcat, although they are different species. They are different in appearance as the African Bobcat has a black tl, whereas the Serval has a spotted tl.

African Wildcat

This cat is a wildcat native to South East Africa. It is often referred to as the Bobcat, as they are very similar in appearance, but this name has also been misused to refer to the Black Wildcat. The Black Wildcat is in a different genus, and this is because of the shape of its ears. It is also known as the Striped Wildcat, as they often appear striped. They are considered a medium-sized cat, and have long legs and a long tl. They are found throughout the African continent, and have a home range between 100 and 1500 sq km.

Black Wildcat

A wildcat found throughout East Africa. It is often referred to as the African Wildcat or Striped Wildcat. It is considered to be a medium-sized cat, with long legs, a long tl, and a head that is bigger than its body.

Black-Tled Wildcat

A wildcat found in South East Asia, it is considered to be one of the rarest wildcats in the world.


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