Definition of Catamount

1. Noun. Short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur.

Exact synonyms: Lynx
Generic synonyms: Wildcat
Group relationships: Genus Lynx
Specialized synonyms: Common Lynx, Lynx Lynx, Canada Lynx, Lynx Canadensis, Bay Lynx, Bobcat, Lynx Rufus, Lynx Pardina, Spotted Lynx, Caracal, Desert Lynx, Lynx Caracal



2. Noun. Large American feline resembling a lion.
Exact synonyms: Cougar, Felis Concolor, Mountain Lion, Painter, Panther, Puma
Group relationships: Felis, Genus Felis
Generic synonyms: Wildcat

Definition of Catamount

1. n. The cougar. Applied also, in some parts of the United States, to the lynx.

Definition of Catamount

1. Noun. A wild animal of the family ''Felidae'', especially puma or lynx. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catamount

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catamount

catalyzing
catamaran
catamarans
catamarcaite
catamenial pneumothorax
catamites
catamitism
catamnesis
catamnestic
catamorphism
catamorphisms
catamount (current term)
catamountain
catamounts
catanadromous
catananche
catanionic
catapan
catapans
catapasm
catapasms
catapeltic
catapetalous
cataphasia
cataphatic
cataphatically

Literary usage of Catamount

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1. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1813)
"catamount, one of the most fierce and dangerous quadrupeds of North America. ... Two hunters finding the catamount upon a tree, one of them discharged his ..."

2. Vermont: Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont (1874)
"ON the 30th of March 1871 the old " catamount Tavern" House which had long been the most notable relic of early times in the Center Village of Bennington, ..."

3. Ballads and Poems Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign by William Leete Stone (1893)
"APPENDIX IX, THE catamount TAVERN* BY CHARLES M. BLISS. THE "Green Mountain Tavern," the resort of the "Green Mountain Boys," is here referred to. ..."

4. The Adirondack: Or, Life in the Woods by Joel Tyler Headley (1869)
"... MOOSE CRUSTING MOOSE A catamount CHASH BETWEEN A DEER AND A PANTHER A BEAR CAUGHT IN A TRAP. BACKWOODS, July 14, 1846. DEAR H : GAME of all kinds swarm ..."

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