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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Felinae — the lynxes.
- proper n. A faint spring constellation of the northern sky. It lies north of the constellation Cancer.
From Latin lynx ("lynx"). Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. The constellation is said to be so faint that one needs the eyes of a lynx to see it. (Wiktionary)