1. [ noun ] (zoology) large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae
Synonyms: panda_bear coon_bear Ailuropoda_melanoleuca giant_panda
Related terms: procyonid Ailuropoda
2. [ noun ] (zoology) reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
Synonyms: red_panda bear_cat cat_bear Ailurus_fulgens lesser_panda
Related terms: procyonid Ailurus
Similar spelling:   pained