cougar


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cou·gar

 (ko͞o′gər)
n.
1. A large powerful wild cat (Puma concolor syn. Felis concolor) chiefly of mountainous regions of the Americas, having an unmarked tawny body and a long tail. Also called catamount, mountain cat, mountain lion, panther, puma; Also called regionally painter.
2. Slang A woman, especially one over 30, who romantically pursues or attracts younger men.

[French couguar, alteration (influenced by jaguar, jaguar) of Portuguese çuçuarana, from Tupí suasuarana : suasú, deer + rana, like (from its color).]

cougar

(ˈkuːɡə)
n
1. (Animals) another name for puma
2. (Sociology) slang US and Canadian a woman in her 30s or 40s who actively pursues casual sexual relationships with young men
[C18: from French couguar, from Portuguese cuguardo, from Tupi suasuarana, literally: deerlike, from suasú deer + rana similar to]

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.cougar - large American feline resembling a lioncougar - 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
كوْجَر، حيوان البوما
puma
puma
kotkapuuma
puma
púma, fjallaljón
puma
puma
bergleeuw
puma

cougar

[ˈkuːgəʳ] Npuma m

cougar

[ˈkuːgər] n (mainly US) (= mountain lion, puma) → couguar m, cougouar m, puma m

cougar

nPuma m, → Kuguar m

cougar

[ˈkuːgəʳ] ncoguaro

cougar

(ˈkuːgə) noun
(especially American) a puma.
References in classic literature ?
There were really no tigers in Honduras, the jaguar being called a tiger by the natives, while the cougar is called a lion.
--Here we go like three tin kettles at the tail of a mad cougar! This puts me in mind of fastening to an elephant in a tilbury on a plain --makes the wheel-spokes fly, boys, when you fasten to him that way; and there's danger of being pitched out too, when you strike a hill.
A quiver made of the cougar skin, from which the tail of the animal depended, as a characteristic ornament, was slung at his back, and a shield of hides, quaintly emblazoned with another of his warlike deeds, was suspended from his neck by a thong of sinews.
The country seemed so quiet, so deserted, that the doctor resolved to pass the night on the ground, and Joe arranged a circle of watch-fires as an indispensable barrier against wild animals, for the hyenas, cougars, and jackals, attracted by the smell of the dead elephant, were prowling about in the neighborhood.
Cougar now owns the FAA Type certificate A17SO, the technology, production tools, and world-wide rights needed to build this aircraft.
Cougar now owns the FAA Type certificate, production fixtures, and technology needed to build this aircraft, which is aimed at both the training market, and as a platform for the next generation of personal airborne mobility.
The medical examiner's office determined the wounds found on Bober's body were "consistent with a suspected cougar attack." It also ruled out the possibility that the 55-year-old&nbsp;was mauled after she died from a separate cause.
Cougar's origins go back to 1984 when it was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia to provide shuttle service to/from the airport.
Sergeant Ryan Abbott of King County Sheriff 's office said: "The cougar had actually dragged the victim back to the wood line where she was found dead."
The cougar was later found up a tree near the dead man's body, where agents for the state's Fish and Wildlife police shot and killed it hours after the Saturday attack, the Seattle Times reported.
The rider who died was dragged away by the cougar to its den.