mountain lion

mountain lion
Puma Pu"ma (p[=u]"m[.a]), n. [Peruv. puma.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. 2000.

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  • mountain lion — mountain lions N COUNT A mountain lion is a wild animal that is a member of the cat family. Mountain lions have brownish grey fur and live in mountain regions of North and South America. [mainly AM] Syn: puma, cougar (in BRIT, use puma) …   English dictionary

  • mountain lion — mountain .lion n a ↑cougar …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mountain lion — mountain ,lion noun count a large wild cat with light brown fur that lives in the mountains of western America: COUGAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mountain lion — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a puma …   English terms dictionary

  • mountain lion — ☆ mountain lion n. COUGAR …   English World dictionary

  • mountain lion — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mountain lion : singular mountain lion plural mountain lions a large wild cat with light brown fur that lives in the mountains of western America …   English dictionary

  • mountain lion — noun large American feline resembling a lion • Syn: ↑cougar, ↑puma, ↑catamount, ↑painter, ↑panther, ↑Felis concolor • Hypernyms: ↑wildcat • …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain lion — Cougar Cou gar (k?? g?r), n. [F. couguar, from the native name in the South American dialects, cuguacuara, cuguacuarana.] (Zo[ o]l.) An American feline quadruped ({Felis concolor}), resembling the African panther in size and habits. Its color is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain lion — puma statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Felis concolor angl. cougar; deer tiger; mountain lion; puma; red tiger vok. Puma rus. горный лев; пума; ягуар pranc. puma ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mažosios… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mountain lion — noun A large wild cat native to the Americas. Scientific name: Puma concolor, previously Felis concolor. Syn: puma, cougar, painter, painted cat, mountain ghost, Indian ghost, American lion, deer tiger, red tiger …   Wiktionary

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