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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Puma  \Pu"ma\  (p[=u]"m[.a]),  n.  [Peruv.  puma.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  American  carnivore  ({Felis  concolor}),  found  from 
  Canada  to  Patagonia,  especially  among  the  mountains.  Its 
  color  is  tawny,  or  brownish  yellow,  without  spots  or  stripes. 
  Called  also  {catamount},  {cougar},  {American  lion},  {mountain 
  lion},  and  {panther}  or  {painter}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catamount  \Cat"a*mount\,  n.  [Cat  +  mount;  cf  Sp  gato  mentes 
  mountain  cat.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  cougar.  Applied  also  in  some  parts  of  the  United  States, 
  to  the  lynx. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cougar  \Cou"gar\  (k??"g?r),  n.  [F.  couguar,  from  the  native  name 
  in  the  South  American  dialects,  cuguacuara  cuguacuarana.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  American  feline  quadruped  ({Felis  concolor}),  resembling 
  the  African  panther  in  size  and  habits.  Its  color  is  tawny, 
  without  spots;  hence  writers  often  called  it  the  {American 
  lion}.  Called  also  {puma},  {panther},  {mountain  lion},  and 
  {catamount}.  See  {Puma}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catamount 
  n  1:  short-tailed  wildcats  with  usually  tufted  ears;  valued  for 
  their  fur  [syn:  {lynx}] 
  2:  large  American  feline  resembling  a  lion  [syn:  {cougar},  {puma}, 
  {mountain  lion},  {painter},  {panther},  {Felis  concolor}] 




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