Meaning of servaline in English:

servaline

Pronunciation /ˈsəːvəlʌɪn/

adjective

Zoology
  • Originally: designating any of several species of small spotted wildcat or catlike mammal. In later use also: designating a serval (Leptailurus serval) of a type with a darker coat and smaller spots (originally thought to be a separate species).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Jardine (1800–1874), naturalist. From serval + -ine, after scientific Latin servalinus, specific name.