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lynx, lynxes

The singular is lynx; the plural is lynx or lynxes.

  • We sighted three lynx (or lynxes) during our weekend hike.

The possessive is formed with apostrophe-s (lynx’s) or s-apostrophe (lynxes’).

  • The lynx’s two cubs climbed playfully over her, biting and clawing.
  • Lynxes’ paws are large and well-furred for hunting in deep snow.