Origin of puma
1770–80; < Spanish < Quechua
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Examples from the Web for puma
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February 8, 2010
Thus she understood that she was become another being, Moke-iche, the puma.
I do not take what I cannot win by my own labor,' said he; 'there was a puma drove up the game for me.'
After a long silence, Puma said calmly: “How much you want?”
Then,” remarked Jim, looking: frankly at Puma, “that definitely lets us out.
And he turned away toward the door, wondering why Puma did not follow.
- a large American feline mammal, Felis concolor, that resembles a lion, having a plain greyish-brown coat and long tailAlso called: cougar, mountain lion
C18: via Spanish from Quechuan
Word Origin and History for puma
1777, from Spanish puma, from Quechua (Peru) puma.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper