American 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 tawny, without spots; hence writers often called it the {American lion}. Called also {puma}, {panther}, {mountain lion}, and {catamount}. See {Puma}. [1913 Webster]

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  • American lion — Lion Li on (l[imac] [u^]n), n. [F. lion, L. leo, onis, akin to Gr. le wn. Cf. {Chameleon}, {Dandelion}, {Leopard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous feline mammal ({Panthera leo}, formerly {Felis leo}), found in Southern Asia and in most parts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • American Lion — The term American lion has sometimes been used to mean the cougar. This article is about the feline. For the Pulitzer winning biography, see American Lion (book). American Lion Temporal range: Pleistocene Skeleton from the La Brea tar pits …   Wikipedia

  • American 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • american lion — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : cougar …   Useful english dictionary

  • American lion — noun see cougar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lion — Li on (l[imac] [u^]n), n. [F. lion, L. leo, onis, akin to Gr. le wn. Cf. {Chameleon}, {Dandelion}, {Leopard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous feline mammal ({Panthera leo}, formerly {Felis leo}), found in Southern Asia and in most parts of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lion ant — Lion Li on (l[imac] [u^]n), n. [F. lion, L. leo, onis, akin to Gr. le wn. Cf. {Chameleon}, {Dandelion}, {Leopard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous feline mammal ({Panthera leo}, formerly {Felis leo}), found in Southern Asia and in most parts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lion dog — Lion Li on (l[imac] [u^]n), n. [F. lion, L. leo, onis, akin to Gr. le wn. Cf. {Chameleon}, {Dandelion}, {Leopard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous feline mammal ({Panthera leo}, formerly {Felis leo}), found in Southern Asia and in most parts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lion lizard — Lion Li on (l[imac] [u^]n), n. [F. lion, L. leo, onis, akin to Gr. le wn. Cf. {Chameleon}, {Dandelion}, {Leopard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous feline mammal ({Panthera leo}, formerly {Felis leo}), found in Southern Asia and in most parts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lion of Lucerne — Lion Li on (l[imac] [u^]n), n. [F. lion, L. leo, onis, akin to Gr. le wn. Cf. {Chameleon}, {Dandelion}, {Leopard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous feline mammal ({Panthera leo}, formerly {Felis leo}), found in Southern Asia and in most parts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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