mountain lion

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mountain lion

n.
See cougar.

mountain lion

n
(Animals) another name for puma

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.mountain lion - large American feline resembling a lionmountain lion - 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
lion des montagnes

mountain lion

nPuma m, → Silberlöwe m
References in classic literature ?
We, the jury, do find that the remains come to their death at the hands of a mountain lion, but some of us thinks, all the same, they had fits.
With the rifle he got nothing, although he fired at half a dozen different deer, and, once, at a huge cat-creature with a long tail which he was certain was a mountain lion.
As he became expert with shotgun and rifle, he began to regret the deer and the mountain lion he had missed down below the Sur; and to the requirements of the farm he and Saxon sought he added plenty of game.
He knew of the presence of the mountain lion, adrift down from Mendocino County, ere the first shorthorn calf was slain, and came home from the encounter, torn and bleeding, to attest what he had discovered and to be the cause of Harley Kennan riding trail next day with a rifle across his pommel.
When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out in California" is a compendium of illustrative and inspiring stories celebrate a new paradigm for wildlife conservation: coexistence.
Hit by a loss in genetic diversity, mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California now face a 99.
Beth Pratt-Bergstrom; WHEN MOUNTAIN LIONS ARE NEIGHBORS; Heyday Books (Nonfiction: Nature) 18.
Mountain lions are not uncommon in Colorado and sightings used to be rare.
Those of us who actually live in rural Oregon with the vast majority of the black bears, mountain lions and now wolves would appreciate it if the voting majority of this state's population, somewhat safe within their concrete jungle, would keep their half-truths and emotion-based decision-making to themselves and allow the rural portion of the state to manage the wildlife that we interact with daily.
The mountain lions of the Santa Monica Mountains face a rash of urban perils.
While I'm sure bowhunting mountain lions is an adventure, I personally don't see the sport in chasing a mountain lion over hill and dale with a pack of dogs until the cat eventually runs up a tree, at which point the hunter walks up to the tree and shoots the animal, which is already scared to death from being pursued by both the hounds and the hunter.
Mountain lions have clung on in the mountain range around Santa Monica, California for decades as a strange, wild throwback on the Los Angeles periphery.