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catamountain

or cat-o'-moun·tain

[ kat-uh-moun-tn ]
/ ˌkæt əˈmaʊn tn /
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noun

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

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Origin of catamountain

1400–50; variant of cat o' mountain,late Middle English cat of the mountaine
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