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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CATAMOUNT, n. Cat of the mountain, the wild cat.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur [syn: lynx, catamount]
2: large American feline resembling a lion [syn: cougar, puma, catamount, mountain lion, painter, panther, Felis concolor]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: short for cat-a-mountain Date: 1664 any of various wild cats: as a. cougar b. lynx

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Cougar, puma, North American tiger (Felis concolor).



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