Definition of nimravid in English:

nimravid

noun

  • A large cat-like carnivorous mammal of the extinct family Nimravidae.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the extinct family Nimravidae.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Journal of Mammalogy. From scientific Latin Nimravidae, family name from Nimravus, genus name (E. D. Cope 1879, in Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 170; from Nimr- + classical Latin avus grandfather, ancestor: see avital) + -idae.

Pronunciation

nimravid

/nɪmˈreɪvɪd/