Catamount Cat"a*mount (k[a^]t"[.a]*mount), n. [Cat + mount; cf. Sp. gato montes mountain cat.] (Zo["o]l.) The {cougar}. Applied also, in some parts of the United States, to the {lynx}. [1913 Webster]

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  • catamount — (n.) 1660s, shortening of cat o mountain (1610s), from cat of the mountain (early 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • catamount — [kat′ə mount΄] n. [see CATAMOUNTAIN] any of various wildcats; esp., ☆ a) the puma; cougar ☆ b) the lynx …   English World dictionary

  • catamount — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catamount — 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

  • catamount — noun Etymology: short for cat a mountain Date: 1664 any of various wild cats: as a. cougar b. lynx …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catamount — /kat euh mownt /, n. 1. a wild animal of the cat family, esp. the cougar or the lynx. 2. catamountain. [1655 65; short for CATAMOUNTAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • catamount — noun /ˈkætəmʌənt/ A wild animal of the family Felidae, especially puma or lynx …   Wiktionary

  • catamount — n. wildcat (type of wild animal especially the cougar or lynx) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catamount — [ katəmaʊnt] (also catamountain ˌkatə maʊntɪn) noun N. Amer. a puma. ↘archaic any medium sized or large wild cat. Origin ME (as catamountain): from the phr. cat of the mountain …   English new terms dictionary

  • catamount — n. Cougar, puma, North American tiger (Felis concolor) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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