Definition of Cougar

1. Noun. Large American feline resembling a lion.

Exact synonyms: Catamount, Felis Concolor, Mountain Lion, Painter, Panther, Puma
Group relationships: Felis, Genus Felis
Generic synonyms: Wildcat

Definition of Cougar

1. n. An American feline quadruped (Felis concolor), resembling the African panther in size and habits. Its color is tawny, without spots; hence writers often called it the American lion. Called also puma, panther, mountain lion, and catamount. See Puma.

Definition of Cougar

1. Noun. A mountain lion; ''Puma concolor''. ¹

2. Noun. (context: North America slang) A woman of middle age who actively seeks the casual, often sexual, companionship of younger males, typically less than 35 years old; by implication a “sexual predator”. ¹

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Definition of Cougar

1. a mountain lion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cougar

couching needle
coude system
coude telescope
cough drop
cough fracture
cough mixture
cough mixtures
cough out
cough reflex
cough suppressant
cough syrup

Literary usage of Cougar

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1. Sporting Adventures in the Far West by John Mortimer Murphy (1879)
"The cougar—Variety of its names—Size, weight, strength, colour, ... TIIK cougar (Fells concolor) boasts a larger variety of names than any animal on the ..."

2. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter by Theodore Roosevelt (1908)
"Even as we looked we saw the cougar rise from her lair, only fifty yards or ... The only skill needed in such shooting is in killing the cougar outright so ..."

3. My Host the Enemy and Other Tales: Sketches of Life and Adventure on the by Frank Welles Calkins (1901)
"But I have often heard that cry and I know, too, that the tamed, man- hunted cougar differs from its congeners of the mountain wilds somewhat as the ..."

4. The Conservation of the Wild Life of Canada by Charles Gordon Hewitt (1921)
"cougar.—The cougar or puma, also known as the mountain lion or panther, is the largest of the cat tribe in North America. In Canada it is to be found in the ..."

5. Our Big Game: A Book for Sportsmen and Nature Lovers by Dwight Williams Huntington (1904)
"It kills elk, deer, and antelopes as well as domestic animals, and, as we * The largest cougar killed by Roosevelt on his cougar hunt in Colorado measured ..."

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