cat-o'-mountain

[ kat-uh-moun-tn ]
/ ˌkæt əˈmaʊn tn /

noun

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catamountain

or cat-o'-moun·tain

[ kat-uh-moun-tn ]
/ ˌkæt əˈmaʊn tn /

noun

a wild animal of the cat family, as the European wildcat, the leopard, or panther.

Origin of catamountain

1400–50; variant of cat o' mountain, late Middle English cat of the mountaine
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British Dictionary definitions for cat-o'-mountain

cat-o'-mountain

noun

another name for catamount
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