mountain lion

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mountain lion

n.
See cougar.
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mountain lion

n
(Animals) another name for puma
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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]
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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
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Translations
lion des montagnes

mountain lion

nPuma m, → Silberlöwe m
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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. Despite the way he grumbled at himself, Saxon could see the keen joy he was taking.
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.
Two mountain lions were euthanized Thursday after an&nbsp;8-year-old boy was attacked outside his home in Bailey Wednesday night.
Mountain lions (Puma concolor) historically ranged across most of the American continents, and the species ranks as having the most extensive range of any terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, excluding humans (Logan and Sweanor, 2001).
And by lion, I mean mountain lion. One source has Lilly killing 500 mountain lions and 600 bears.
Mountain lions rarely attack because they tend to avoid people.
When more mountain lions were spotted, park authorities were promoted to temporarily close the surrounding area and to remind trail users than they were "recreating in a lion habitat".
Criticism of the operation has largely died down, and many of those involved in the original intervention now view the release of the Texas mountain lions as an unmitigated success.
It has given rise to fences and "No Trespassing" signs, lawsuits and even a state investigation into claims that a deer carcass was dragged onto the Los Robles trail system to lure mountain lions -- and in turn to scare off hikers and horseback riders.