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puma

[ pyoo-muh, poo- ]
/ ˈpyu mə, ˈpu- /
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noun

the fur of a cougar.

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Origin of puma

1770–80; <Spanish <Quechua
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British Dictionary definitions for puma

puma
/ (ˈpjuːmə) /

noun

a large American feline mammal, Felis concolor, that resembles a lion, having a plain greyish-brown coat and long tailAlso called: cougar, mountain lion

Word Origin for puma

C18: via Spanish from Quechuan
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