VS.

Lion vs. Manticore

Published:

Lionnoun

A big cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.

‘Tigers and lions share a common ancestor from a few million years ago.’;

Manticorenoun

(Greek mythology) A beast with the body of a lion (usually red), the tail of a scorpion, and the head/face of a man with a mouth filled with multiple rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), said to be able to shoot spikes from its tail or mane to paralyse prey. It may be horned, winged, or both; its voice is described as a mixture of pipes and trumpets.

Lionnoun

A male lion.

Manticorenoun

a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion

Lionnoun

(heraldry) A stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.

Manticore

The manticore or mantichore (Early Middle Persian: merthykhuwar; Persian: مردخوار‎ mardykhor) is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx that proliferated in western European medieval art as well. It has the head of a human, the body of a lion and a tail of venomous spines similar to porcupine quills, while other depictions have it with the tail of a scorpion.

ADVERTISEMENT

Lionnoun

A Chinese foo dog.

Lionnoun

An individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion.

Lionnoun

A famous person regarded with interest and curiosity.

Lionnoun

A light brown color that resembles the fur of a lion.

Lionnoun

(historical) An old Scottish coin, with a lion on the obverse, worth 74 shillings.

Lionadjective

Of the light brown color that resembles the fur of a lion.

ADVERTISEMENT

Lionnoun

A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera leo, formerly Felis leo), found in Southern Asia and in most parts of Africa, distinct varieties occurring in the different countries. The adult male, in most varieties, has a thick mane of long shaggy hair that adds to his apparent size, which is less than that of the largest tigers. The length, however, is sometimes eleven feet to the base of the tail. The color is a tawny yellow or yellowish brown; the mane is darker, and the terminal tuft of the tail is black. In one variety, called the maneless lion, the male has only a slight mane.

Lionnoun

A sign and a constellation; Leo.

Lionnoun

An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time.

‘Such society was far more enjoyable than that of Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion, but a man.’;

Lionnoun

large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male

Lionnoun

a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)

Lionnoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo

ADVERTISEMENT

Lionnoun

the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22

Lion

The lion (Panthera leo) is a large felid of the genus Panthera native mainly to Africa. It has a muscular, deep-chested body, short, rounded head, round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail.

Lion Illustrations

Manticore Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons