catamountain

catamountain

[kat-uh-moun-tn]
noun
a wild animal of the cat family, as the European wildcat, the leopard, or panther.


Origin:
1400–50; variant of cat o' mountain, late Middle English cat of the mountaine

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catamount or catamountain (ˈkætəˌmaʊnt)
 
n
any of various medium-sized felines, such as the puma or lynx
 
[C17: short for cat of the mountain]
 
catamountain or catamountain
 
n
 
[C17: short for cat of the mountain]

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