The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Leopard \Leop"ard\ (l[e^]p"[~e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde,
lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l['e]opard, L.
leopardus, fr. Gr. leo`pardos; le`wn lion + pa`rdos pard. See
Lion, and Pard.] (Zool.)
A large, savage, carnivorous mammal (Felis leopardus). It
is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters
of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in
Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther (Felis
pardus) is regarded as a variety of leopard.
Hunting leopard. See Cheetah.
Leopard cat (Zool.) any one of several species or varieties
of small, spotted cats found in Africa, Southern Asia, and
the East Indies; esp., Felis Bengalensis.
Leopard marmot. See Gopher, 2.