A large, savage, carnivorous mammal (Felis leopardus). It is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther (Felis pardus) is regarded as a variety of leopard.
- A large, ferocious cat (Panthera pardus) of Africa and southern Asia, having either tawny fur with dark rosettelike markings or black fur.
- Any of several felines, such as the cheetah or the snow leopard.
- The pelt or fur of this animal.
- Heraldry A lion in side view, having one forepaw raised and the head facing the observer.