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

  Cheetah \Chee"tah\, n. [Hind. ch[imac]t[=a].] (Zool.)
     A species of leopard ({Cyn[ae]lurus jubatus) tamed and used
     for hunting in India. The woolly cheetah of South Africa is
     Cyn[ae]lurus laneus. It runs very fast in short spurts
     while hunting. [Written also chetah.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cheetah
      n 1: long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia
           having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be
           trained to run down game [syn: cheetah, chetah,
           Acinonyx jubatus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "cheetah":
     Leo, Siberian tiger, bobcat, cat-a-mountain, catamount, cougar,
     jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, mountain lion, ocelot, painter,
     panther, puma, simba, tiger, wildcat
  
  

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