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A large sabre-toothed cat of the Pleistocene epoch (see sabretooth).
- ‘To eat meat, the smilodon had sharp and pointed teeth, which is unlike the caribous’ blunt and rounded teeth. What a pity, the smilodons died out, we can't see them anymore.’
- ‘The smilodon species are also known as Saber-Toothed Cats (which is inaccurate because there are other, unrelated saber-toothed ‘cats’) or Saber-Toothed Tigers (which is inaccurate, as they were not tigers)…’
Modern Latin, from Greek smilē smile + odous, odont- tooth.
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