Definition of sand cat in US English:

sand cat


  • A small wild cat with a plain yellow to grayish coat, a dark-ringed tail, and large eyes, of the deserts of North Africa and southwestern Asia.

    Felis margarita, family Felidae

    • ‘The lovely, wide-faced sand cat could have preyed on some birds, but the habits of this desert species are little known.’
    • ‘Nature lovers take note, the area is home to the grey wolf, Blandford's fox, the sand cat and the ibex, as well as 110 recorded species of birds.’
    • ‘For example, visitors will be able to view, through a tunnel camera, black-footed cats and sand cats scampering through underground burrows.’