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catamountain

[kat-uh-moun-tn] /ˌkæt əˈmaʊn tn/
noun
1.
a wild animal of the cat family, as the European wildcat, the leopard, or panther.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; variant of cat o' mountain, late Middle English cat of the mountaine
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catamount

/ˈkætəˌmaʊnt/
noun
1.
any of various medium-sized felines, such as the puma or lynx
Word Origin
C17: short for cat of the mountain
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