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mountain cat

a cougar.
a bobcat.
Origin of mountain cat
First recorded in 1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "The Delaware is like Tschinque, the mountain cat," they told one another.

    Spotted Deer Elmer Gregor
  • He's layin' low; but that's the time to watch a mountain cat.

    Gordon Keith

    Thomas Nelson Page
  • Knowst not that it sickens me to see a mountain cat killed, save in full chase.

    The Dove in the Eagle's Nest Charlotte M. Yonge
  • And with stones I weighted her throat, which was marked like the deer's when the mountain cat springs.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • Or Ben would hear the hollow baritone of an owl, the lamenting of a wolf, the nearly human scream of a mountain cat.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • A progress of two, Jesse Plum and Meco, bearing on a pole between them the corpse of a mountain cat.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • The natives call it “gato del monte,” which means “mountain cat.”

    Anting-Anting Stories Sargent Kayme
British Dictionary definitions for mountain cat

mountain cat

any of various wild feline mammals, such as the bobcat, lynx, or puma
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