Definition of Canada lynx in English:

Canada lynx

noun

  • A lynx native to Alaska, Canada, and the northern United States, Lynx canadensis, having dense silver-brown fur, a furry ruff, a short tail with a black tip, long black tufts on the tips of its ears, and long legs with broad feet.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. After French lynx de Canada.