from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See mountain lion.
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- n. The mountain lion, cougar, Puma concolor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cougar.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of Felidæ, such as the cougar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large American feline resembling a lion
That said, I've heard that the puma is a real pussycat compared to the African leopard when it comes to fighting.
Same problem President Obama is having with Republicans is mirrored in puma Blue Dogs .....
The puma is crouched, ready to leap past a prickly pear onto the back of a proud stag.
The eastern cougar also is known as a puma, panther, catamount, painter or mountain lion depending upon its habitat, according to the Cougar Rewilding Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to raising public awareness of eastern cougars.
The offending Army vehicle - a large personnel carrier, the army equivalent to the police crocodile, called a "puma" - was lying upside down.
Except, Kiran, since you're under 40, you're a puma, which is a cougar in training.
Herbert recognized it as the ferocious rival of the tiger, as formidable as the puma, which is the rival of the largest wolf!
And I always thought a puma was a cat, so I don't think he saw a puma.
Among the wild animals of Yucatan and Honduras are the jaguar (_Felis onça_) with spots, ocellated or eyed; and the panther (_Felis concolor_) called puma in Arizona; the vaca de aqua or manatee, shaped like a small whale but with two paddles; the howling monkey, largest in
This entire absence of fear in the puma is the same as exhibited by the tame house cat.