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Definition of CATAMOUNT

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Puma \Pu"ma\ (p[=u]"m[.a]), n. [Peruv. puma.] (Zool.) A large American carnivore ({Felis concolor}), found from Canada to Patagonia, especially among the mountains. Its color is tawny, or brownish yellow, without spots or stripes. Called also {catamount}, {cougar}, {American lion}, {mountain lion}, and {panther} or {painter}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cougar \Cou"gar\ (k??"g?r), n. [F. couguar, from the native name in the South American dialects, cuguacuara, cuguacuarana.] (Zool.) An American feline quadruped ({Felis concolor}), resembling the African panther in size and habits. Its color is tawny, without spots; hence writers often called it the {American lion}. Called also {puma}, {panther}, {mountain lion}, and {catamount}. See {Puma}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Catamount \Cat"a*mount\ (k[a^]t"[.a]*mount), n. [Cat + mount; cf. Sp. gato montes mountain cat.] (Zool.) The {cougar}. Applied also, in some parts of the United States, to the {lynx}. [1913 Webster] catamountain
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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