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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Felis \Fe"lis\ (f[=e]"l[i^]s), prop. n. [L., cat.] (Zool.) A genus of mostly small carnivorous mammals, including the domestic cat, puma, ocelot, and margay, which share the inability to roar due to bone structure in the larynx. The lion, tiger, and other large roaring cats were once included in Felis but are now assigned to the genus Panthera. The lynx (Felis lynx) is also called Lynx lynx. [1913 Webster +PJC]