• WordNet 3.6
    • n serval slender long-legged African wildcat having large untufted ears and tawny black-spotted coat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Serval (Zoöl) An African wild cat (Felis serval) of moderate size; -- called also serval cat. It has rather long legs and a tail of moderate length. Its color is tawny, with black spots on the body and rings of black on the tail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n serval The African tiger-cat, Felis serval. It is long-bodied and short-tailed, without penciling of the ears, of a tawny color spotted with black, and about 30 inches long, exclusive of the tail, which is 10 inches long and ringed. Also called bushcat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Serval sėr′val a South African animal of the cat tribe, yellowish with black spots, valued for its fur—the Bush-cat, Tiger-cat.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. serval,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Then he rested; he must be near Chapelle-en-Serval, where he pretended to be going.
"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
They are either jaguars, or panthers, or leopards, or ounces, or cheetahs, or servals.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
One of the largest of the smaller species is the African serval, q.v.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
So she came down to the shore, and there she met a serval, who was hunting the crabs of the shore.
"Black Tales for White Children" by C. H. Stigand

In news:

Hardline with Dallas Zoo - serval and porcupine .
"African servals are definitely part of the illegal-pet trade," Feaser said.
Hardline with Dallas Zoo - serval and porcupine.
According to Stahl, the servals will be on display in the Simplot Education Center.
When the servals are weaned, around 6 to 8 weeks, Zoo Boise will decide whether they will stay in Boise or be moved to another zoo.
1st Source Servall warehouse .
1st Source Servall expands in Byron Center.
I do have serval of prayer request but my main one is finding me a godly companine for myself.
Already there have been several incendents where not only have people been hurt but now there have been serval attacks on vehicles.

In science:

In Section 2.2 we introduce Rao‘s cocycle and list serval of its properties.
The Langlands-Shahidi Method for the metaplectic group and applications
We elaborate in more detail on serval key components of MART.
Adaptive Base Class Boost for Multi-class Classification