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puma

[pyoo-muh, poo-] /ˈpyu mə, ˈpu-/
noun
1.
2.
the fur of a cougar.
Origin of puma
1770-1780
1770-80; < Spanish < Quechua
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puma

/ˈpjuːmə/
noun
1.
a large American feline mammal, Felis concolor, that resembles a lion, having a plain greyish-brown coat and long tail Also called cougar, mountain lion
Word Origin
C18: via Spanish from Quechuan
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n.

1777, from Spanish puma, from Quechua (Peru) puma.

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