• WordNet 3.6
    • n panda reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
    • n panda 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
    • panda A small Asiatic mammal (Ailurus fulgens) having fine soft fur, which inhabits the mountains of Northern India. It was once thought to be related to the bears, but is now believed to be more closely related to raccoons. It has reddish-brown fur on the back and sides, and black fur on the legs and underside. Called also the lesser panda.
    • panda The giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca), a bearlike black-and white mammal now found wild only in the central forests of China, which lives mainly on on bamboo. It is an endangered species, and is a popular attraction in the few zoos which have bveen able to obtain specimens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda
    • n panda A carnivorous quadruped, Ælurus fulgens, of the arctoid series of fissiped Feræ, representing a family Æluridæ; the wah, chitwah, or red bear-cat. The animal inhabits the Himalayan regions in northern India and Tibet, is of the size of a large cat, of a bright-fulvous color above, black on the lower parts and limbs, and marked on the ears and snout with white; the tail is long and bushy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At birth, a panda bear is smaller than a mouse.
    • n Panda pan′da a remarkable animal in the bear section of Carnivores found in the south-east Himalayas
    • Panda Also Chitwah, or Red bear-cat
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In literature:

Years ago, when thou wouldst have plotted against Cetywayo, son of Panda, I warned thee, and thou didst listen.
"Allen Quatermain" by H. Rider Haggard
Now the dwarf went to Panda and whispered in his ear, whereon Panda whispered in turn into the ears of two of his councillors.
"Child of Storm" by H. Rider Haggard
The country between Tette and Panda Mokua, where navigation ends, is well wooded and hilly on both banks.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
Acting on this hint, each prince collected his forces, Panda sending down one of his favourite regiments to help Umbelazi.
"Cetywayo and his White Neighbours" by H. Rider Haggard
But "the master spirit of the whole," was Francisco Ruiz, the carpenter of the Panda.
"The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms
Four hundred burghers had crushed the Zulu power in 1838, and the burghers had crowned Panda, Cetewayo's father, in 1840.
"A Century of Wrong" by F. W. Reitz
She is worshipped by a priest called Panda, who may be of any caste except the impure castes.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
How the affair might have ended had the panda and the hornbill been the only parties to the combat, can but be guessed at.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Panda is king it is true; but Cetchwayo, who is he?
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
British flag hoisted in Lucia Bay, Zululand (ceded to England in 1843, by Panda).
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
In due course he was murdered also, and his brother Panda succeeded to the throne.
"The True Story Book"
As it is with others, so it was with Panda.
"Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa" by Alfred W. Drayson
Panda has kept faith with us, and will do so, I believe.
"Adventures of Hans Sterk" by A.W. Drayson
In the panda the dentition is i.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
PANDA Press, 4111 Watkins Trail, Annandale, VA 22003.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
The march proceeded past the green tomb of King Panda already mentioned, steadily moving onwards towards Ulundi.
"Perils in the Transvaal and Zululand" by H.C. Adams
These chiefs, however, had been driven out of Zululand by Umpande (Panda), then king of the Zulus.
"Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O." by J.G. Millais
I met him afterwards at old King Panda's kraal and recognised him as having fought by my side.
"Princess Mary's Gift Book" by Various
The claws are not retractile, or at most semi-retractile as in the Panda.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
He rebelled against Panda, the Zulu king, and barely escaped into Natal with a few followers, leaving all his cattle behind.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson

In news:

Endangered red panda dies at Chattanooga Zoo.
Red panda s kiss, Yumemigasaki Zoo, Kawasaki, Japan.
Red panda cub fans might catch a glimpse of the latest addition to the National Zoo's family of red panda s, who was born on June 16.
The red panda cub born on June 16 is seen at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington.
One of two Red Panda 's at Ross Park.
It's a cute red panda that gets startled when one of the keepers walks in.
Pandas are pretty adorable when they just lay about or move around at a sloth-like pace.
A cartoon tribute to America's Favorite Panda.
Tai Shan , the adolescent giant panda who has been a beloved symbol of Washington, DC for the past four years, left town Thursday morning for China.
Fans of panda Tai Shan say goodbye before he flies to China.
National Zoo will hold on to giant pandas for 5 more years.
KidsPost readers sent in goodbye cards featuring their own panda-inspired drawings.
How do you ship a panda to China.
A week before Tai Shan leaves for China, The Washington Post's Anna Uhls joins the keepers at the National Zoo to experience what it is like to live just one day in the life of D.C.'s beloved panda.
National Zoo panda Tai Shan to fly to China on custom FedEx plane.

In science:

Charm spectroscopy will be studied in the PANDA experiment at the High Energy Storage Ring.
Charmed Exotics
In this context it is very important to identify and further refine, on the basis of what can be expected in the near future from Belle, BaBar, BES-III, CLEO-c, D0, and CDF, the minimal requirements for the PANDA detector to make sure that the experiment will indeed improve our understanding of QCD.
Charmed Exotics
One of the focuses of the PANDA experiment, which is going to be built at the antiproton storage ring (HESR) in course of the FAIR pro ject at the GSI in Darmstadt, Germany, will be the search for gluonic excited charmonium states.
Charmed Exotics
To demonstrate the sensibility of the PANDA experiment on detection of these states, Monte Carlo studies have been performed for pp → ˜ηc1η production at the highest available energy √s = 5.47 GeV .
Charmed Exotics
Thus, to detect the investigated reactions having low cross sections, the PANDA experiment in conjunction with the high luminosity of HESR is well suited.
Charmed Exotics
The PANDA detector aims at precision studies of charm-quark mesons, glue balls and hybrid mesons.
Charmed Exotics
Its overall concept is presented in the Technical Design Report for the PANDA EMC .
Charmed Exotics
There is a 192 crystal calorimeter endcap prototype under construction that will allow tests of the components and its composition under PANDA operating conditions.
Charmed Exotics
In the long term perspective, the FAIR–GSI complex and the powerful PANDA detector will play a ma jor rˆole in Strangeness Nuclear Physics.
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
Ignatios Antoniadis, Alok Kumar, and Binata Panda.
Models of Particle Physics from Type IIB String Theory and F-theory: A Review
These are being investigated experimentally at BES and CLEO-c in terms of their baryon resonance content, and are also of interest for the future PANDA experiment, in which charmonium and charmonium hybrids will be produced in p ¯p annihilation in association with light mesons.
Associated Charmonium Production in Low Energy p-pbar Annihilation
The theoretical charmonium angular distributions predicted by this model are far from isotropic, which may be of interest for PANDA detector design studies.
Associated Charmonium Production in Low Energy p-pbar Annihilation
There are several interesting features in these angular distributions which are relevant to PANDA.
Associated Charmonium Production in Low Energy p-pbar Annihilation
The coupling strengths of the various charmonium resonances to p ¯p however are not well established; this is a crucial issue for the PANDA pro ject, which assumes that these couplings are sufficiently large to allow the accumulation of large charmonium event samples in p ¯p annihilation.
Associated Charmonium Production in Low Energy p-pbar Annihilation
The angular distributions predicted by this model of p ¯p → π0Ψ are especially interesting, since they are far from isotropic and may be important for design of the PANDA detector.
Associated Charmonium Production in Low Energy p-pbar Annihilation