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mountain lion

noun
1.
Origin of mountain lion
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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  • "They are more dangerous than the mountain lion, those dogs," said Berwick.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • The book we bought says that an Airedale will go up a tree after a mountain lion.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • As he pulled the trigger of the pistol the mountain lion jumped at him.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
  • “A mountain lion,” said Virginia, shaking in spite of herself.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

    Mary Ellen Chase
  • It was his son, Gimp-Leg, who was killed last year by the mountain lion.

    The Scarlet Plague Jack London
  • They were faint and evidently old; but they looked like the tracks of a mountain lion.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The Indians distinguished the voices of bear, mountain lion and wolf.

    The Great Sioux Trail Joseph Altsheler
  • The mountain lion is something of a game-hog and an epicure.

    Wild Life on the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • The yellow cougar, the mountain lion, growled and slunk away.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • At the lake he became afraid, imagining that a mountain lion was near.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for mountain lion

mountain lion

noun
1.
another name for puma
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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