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.
This documentary follows two mountain lion mums in the Rockies of Wyoming as they struggle to raise their kittens.
It is also home to the mountain lion, which has prowled these lands for thousands of years.
LOS ANGELES -- A celebrity mountain lion transformed a wealthy hillside neighborhood into a paparazzi-like scene of scrambling photographers before eluding everyone Tuesday and quietly slipping away.
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 lion use of habitat has received some attention in the West (Logan and Irwin, 1985; Laing, 1988; Koehler and Hornocker, 1991; Williams et al.
Paul told newspapers, "The loss of this corridor would guarantee the extinction of the mountain lion from Chino Hills and endanger the entire population of lions in the Santa Ana Mountains.
Summary: A mountain lion has been captured by animal wardens in a residential neighbourhood near Los Angeles.
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