Definition of lion cub in English:

lion cub


  • A young lion.

    ‘the zoo is awaiting the birth of lion cubs’
    • ‘Here, you will have a close encounter with fearsome lions, restless cheetahs, ferocious leopards, and sweet-looking lion cubs.’
    • ‘Walking proudly, as only a member of its species could, a mountain lion cub stepped out into the open.’
    • ‘Three female lions and two lion cubs were sleeping together under the trees about five metres from our mini-bus.’
    • ‘A troupe of lion cubs nuzzled her hand and chewed playfully on her shoelaces.’
    • ‘A wild eagle owl can be as vicious as a lion cub, hardly the sort of creature you would take in as a pet.’