Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cougar.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of Felidæ, such as the cougar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The mountain lion, cougar, Puma concolor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large American feline resembling a lion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from Quechua.]

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From Quechuan puma.

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