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cou·gar

 (ko͞o′gər)
n.
1. A large powerful wild cat (Puma concolor syn. Felis concolor) chiefly of mountainous regions of the Americas, having an unmarked tawny body and a long tail. Also called catamount, mountain cat, mountain lion, panther, puma; Also called regionally painter.
2. Slang A woman, especially one over 30, who romantically pursues or attracts younger men.

[French couguar, alteration (influenced by jaguar, jaguar) of Portuguese çuçuarana, from Tupí suasuarana : suasú, deer + rana, like (from its color).]

cougar

(ˈkuːɡə)
n
1. (Animals) another name for puma
2. (Sociology) slang US and Canadian a woman in her 30s or 40s who actively pursues casual sexual relationships with young men
[C18: from French couguar, from Portuguese cuguardo, from Tupi suasuarana, literally: deerlike, from suasú deer + rana similar to]

cou•gar

(ˈku gər)

n., pl. -gars, (esp. collectively) -gar.
a large, tawny cat, Felis concolor, of North and South America. Also called mountain lion , panther, puma.
[1765–75; < French couguar (Buffon) < New Latin cuguacuara, appar. a misrepresentation of Guarani guaçuara]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cougar - large American feline resembling a lioncougar - large American feline resembling a lion
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
Translations
كوْجَر، حيوان البوما
puma
puma
kotkapuuma
puma
púma, fjallaljón
puma
puma
bergleeuw
puma

cougar

[ˈkuːgəʳ] Npuma m

cougar

[ˈkuːgər] n (mainly US) (= mountain lion, puma) → couguar m, cougouar m, puma m

cougar

nPuma m, → Kuguar m

cougar

[ˈkuːgəʳ] ncoguaro

cougar

(ˈkuːgə) noun
(especially American) a puma.
References in classic literature ?
The country seemed so quiet, so deserted, that the doctor resolved to pass the night on the ground, and Joe arranged a circle of watch-fires as an indispensable barrier against wild animals, for the hyenas, cougars, and jackals, attracted by the smell of the dead elephant, were prowling about in the neighborhood.
There were really no tigers in Honduras, the jaguar being called a tiger by the natives, while the cougar is called a lion.
A quiver made of the cougar skin, from which the tail of the animal depended, as a characteristic ornament, was slung at his back, and a shield of hides, quaintly emblazoned with another of his warlike deeds, was suspended from his neck by a thong of sinews.
State wildife officials offer advice about cougars on the agency's website, www.
From myths about cougars, to cougars in captivity, to the natural role of the cougar in wild ecology, and perhaps most crucial of all, how to defend oneself in case of a cougar attack, The Cougar is a "must-read" for anyone who wants to know about this captivating yet potentially deadly beasts - or for anyone who plans to visit, work, or live in cougar country
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From tigers and cougars to wolves and grizzly bears, Howard Quigley has come face-to-face with some of the world's most ferocious animals.
Cougars have lived in North America since before Europeans and maybe humans, but they have been chased out of many of their old territories.
Harley is trying to develop a tracking technique that will allow him to determine the general presence of cougars in an area using minimum tracking effort.