mountain lion

noun

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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mountain lion
 
n
another name for puma

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Example sentences
But the heel pad is too big for a mountain lion, the toes too close to the back
  pad.
As she locked eyes with it, the mountain lion moved forward, descending the
  shrubby bank and heading straight toward her.
Coyotes-and from time to time a mountain lion, bobcat, or bear-amble through
  the town.
The mountain lion and the cheetah share an ancestor.
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