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mountain cat

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noun
  1. a cougar.
  2. a bobcat.
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Origin of mountain cat

First recorded in 1655–65
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Related Words

cougarpanthercatamount

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Historical Examples

  • Let the wolf, and the vulture, and the mountain-cat, answer the question.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    James Athearn Jones

  • One is full of sprightliness and agility—he is of the blood of the mountain-cat; another is clumsy—the musk-ox was his father.

  • One white-garbed scout went crawling stealthily down the snow-slope like a mountain-cat.

    Heralds of Empire

    Agnes C. Laut

  • He was stronger than the bear, he was swifter than the deer, he was nimbler than the mountain-cat or the panther.


British Dictionary definitions for mountain cat

mountain cat

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