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.
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In Los Angeles, residents are rallying to build one of the largest wildlife crossings in the world because of the plight of one lonely mountain lion named P-22.
P-22, a young male mountain lion who made his home in Los Angeles's Griffith Park, became a social-media phenomenon.
A MUM fought off a mountain lion to save her son after the beast pounced on him in their garden.
When we have a lion population that has reached that limit, and when the lions are coming into town, that is when we need to collectively say that it's time for a reduction in the mountain lion population.
It is also home to the mountain lion, which has prowled these lands for thousands of years.
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