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 for Felis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Felis \Fe"lis\ (f[=e]"l[i^]s), prop. n. [L., cat.] (Zool.)
     A genus of mostly small carnivorous mammals, including the
     domestic cat, puma, ocelot, and margay, which share the
     inability to roar due to bone structure in the larynx. The
     lion, tiger, and other large roaring cats were once included
     in Felis but are now assigned to the genus Panthera. The
     lynx ({Felis lynx) is also called Lynx lynx.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
           [syn: Felis, genus Felis]

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