cat-a-mountain
catamountain cat"a*moun`tain, cat-a-mountain cat"-a-moun`tain . 1. the bushy-tailed European wildcat ({Felis silvestris}) resembling the domestic tabby and regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat.

Syn: European wildcat, {Felis silvestris}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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