Definition of Catamountain
1. Noun. Bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat.
Group relationships: Felis, Genus Felis
Generic synonyms: Wildcat
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Literary usage of Catamountain
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Travels in America by Asa] [Greene (1833)
"Oh, the catamountain took care of him," said the Yankee carelessly, as though the life of an En- glish nobleman was of no manner of consequence ..."
2. Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, Terms & Nursery Rhymes by John Bellenden Ker (1840)
"Boisterous outlaws also, with huge whiskers, and the " most catamountain aspect." Edin. rev. TO SET YOUR FACE AGAINST; not to consent willingly to a ..."
3. The General Genteel Preceptor by Francis Fitzgerald (1797)
"... animals of this kind is the catamountain, or Tiger Cat of moft who exhibit it. ... The catamountain, or Tiger Cat, ..."
4. Goldsmith's History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Abridged: Containing by Oliver Goldsmith, Pilkington (Mary) (1807)
"THE catamountain is an American animal, about two feet and a half in length from the tip of the nose to the insertion of the tail; it is extremely like a ..."
5. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"... and faw the bones of one, but the head being without horns, they thought it might be of fome catamountain, or monkey, as they afterwards found it to be, ..."