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mountain lion

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noun
  1. cougar.

Origin of mountain lion

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for mountain lion

Historical Examples

  • A mountain-lion I'm not afraid of: he'll run ninety-nine times out of a hundred.

    The Trail of The Badger

    Sidford F. Hamp

  • She will step freely, this Timeh of mine, and stride as far as a mountain-lion can leap!

  • You are no more like the old Badger than a calf is like a mountain-lion.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward

    Burt L. Standish

  • Madeline feared he might have scented a mountain-lion or wildcat.

  • His back and sides were torn as by a Mountain-lion, and his head was battered as by another Bull.

    The Biography of a Grizzly

    Ernest Seton-Thompson


British Dictionary definitions for mountain lion

mountain lion

noun
  1. another name for puma
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