from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Western U.S. A large powerful wild cat (Felis concolor) of mountainous regions of the Western Hemisphere, having an unmarked tawny body. Also called catamount, mountain cat, panther, puma; also called regionally cougar, painter3.
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- n. A large wild cat native to the Americas. Scientific name: Puma concolor, previously Felis concolor.
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- n. large American feline resembling a lion
From mountain, the animal's habitat, + lion, an African cat of similar size and color. (Wiktionary)