definition list:multiple parts styled

CSS styling is added in this example to better show the multiple terms and definitions in the list.

Xilize markup browser rendering
define. style
dl > * { padding-bottom: 0.5em; }

dl. dog : furry barker
kangaroo : a large hopping marsupial
cat : a furry animal ; short for con[_cat_]enate
cougar : puma : A large powerful wild cat ([_Felis concolor_]) of mountainous regions of the Western Hemisphere, having an unmarked tawny body ; brand names of shoes
dog
furry barker
kangaroo
a large hopping marsupial
cat
a furry animal
short for concatenate
cougar
puma
A large powerful wild cat (Felis concolor) of mountainous regions of the Western Hemisphere, having an unmarked tawny body
brand names of shoes

XHTML generated

<dl>
  <dt>dog</dt>
    <dd> furry barker</dd>
  <dt>kangaroo</dt>
    <dd> a large hopping marsupial</dd>
  <dt>cat</dt>
    <dd> a furry animal</dd>
    <dd> short for con<em>cat</em>enate</dd>
  <dt>cougar</dt>
  <dt> puma</dt>
    <dd>   A large powerful wild cat (<em>Felis concolor</em>)
 of mountainous regions of the Western Hemisphere, having an unmarked tawny body</dd>
    <dd> brand names of shoes</dd>
</dl>