from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The product of crossbreeding between a male lion and a female tiger, having features of both but generally being larger than either.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An animal born to a male lion and a tigress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. offspring of a male lion and a female tiger


li(on) + (ti)ger.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of lion and tiger (Wiktionary)



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  • Also see quesadilla.

    June 16, 2014

  • Remember. The Salt Lake City zoo is designated the Hogle Zoo.

    June 28, 2011

  • I haven't been in the Bean Museum since just before Arthur Cronquist expired in the herbarium, nor the SLC zoo since before that. Perhaps my liger locator is way out of date.

    June 28, 2011

  • Is not the mounted liger sounds like an excellent first line for a poem.

    June 27, 2011

  • Is not the mounted liger to which you refer now situated in the Monte L. Bean Museum at Brigham Young University?

    June 27, 2011

  • A stuffed liger resides at the Salt Lake City zoo. It was bred and lived there until its demise. Given their SE Idaho and northern Utah connections, chances are good that the writers of Napoleon Dynamite had seen that cat at some point in their young lives.

    June 27, 2011

  • Aren't you supposed to be teaching? ;-)

    January 18, 2008

  • There are rummored to be photos of me in full Napoleon regalia, doing The Dance. I had a 'fro, a lame 80s t-shirt, boots, and a liger name-tag. They will not be uploaded onto this site.

    P.S. Hooray for Wordie at work. Don't know when that happened. :)

    January 18, 2008

  • "So it's mother is a lion and it's father is a tiger?"

    "What?! Nho! You're thinking of a ti-on. They're totally lame".

    (Something like that, it's been a while since I saw that on the N.D. special features).

    January 18, 2008

  • "It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic."

    January 18, 2008