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Any of various wild felines, such as the leopard or a wildcat.
[Alteration of cat of the mountain.]
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cat•a•moun•tain(ˌkæt əˈmaʊn tn)
any wild cat, esp. the European wildcat.
[1400–50; < late Middle English cat of the mountaine]
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|Noun||1.||catamountain - bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat|
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
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