Smilodon means knife tooth, an entirely appropriate name given its enormous fangs.
The smilodon species are also known as Saber-Toothed Cats (which is inaccurate because there are other, unrelated saber-toothed "cats") or Saber-Toothed Tigers (which is inaccurate, as they were not tigers).
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