Definition of Pallas's cat in English:

Pallas's cat


  • A small wild cat that has a long orange-grey coat with black-and-white head markings, occurring in the mountains of central Asia.

    Felis manul, family Felidae

    Also called manul
    • ‘The coat of the Pallas's cat is longer than that of any other species of cat, particularly that on the undersides which is almost white, and varies in color.’
    • ‘Pallas' cat inhabits the Asian steppes up to heights of 4000 m (13,000 ft).’


Mid 19th century: named after Peter S. Pallas (1741–1811), German naturalist.


Pallas's cat