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

  • n. See mountain lion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.
  • n.

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

  • n. large American feline resembling a lion


Spanish, from Quechua.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Quechuan puma. (Wiktionary)



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