Definitions for cougarˈku gər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cou•garˈku gər(n.)(pl.)-gars; -gar.

  1. a large, tawny cat, Felis concolor, of North and South America.

    Category: Mammals

    Ref: Also called mountain lion , panther 1 1 , puma.

Origin of cougar:

1765–75; < F couguar (Buffon) < NL cuguacuara, appar. a misrepresentation of Guarani guaçuara

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cougar, puma, catamount, mountain lion, painter, panther, Felis concolor(noun)

    large American feline resembling a lion

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cougar(noun)ˈku gər

    a large North and South American wild cat

Wiktionary

  1. cougar(Noun)

    A mountain lion; Puma concolor.

  2. cougar(Noun)

    A woman of middle age who actively seeks the casual, often sexual, companionship of younger males, typically less than 35 years old; by implication a u201Csexual predatoru201D.

    A cougar approached Warren at the Palomino Club and asked for a dance.

  3. Origin: couguar, from suçuarana, perhaps from (compare sɨwasuarána (cervine)) or .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cougar(noun)

    an American feline quadruped (Felis concolor), resembling the African panther in size and habits. Its color is tawny, without spots; hence writers often called it the American lion. Called also puma, panther, mountain lion, and catamount. See Puma

Freebase

  1. Cougar

    The cougar, also known as the puma, mountain lion, panther, or catamount, is a large cat of the family Felidae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in most American habitat types. It is the second heaviest cat in the Western Hemisphere, after the jaguar. Solitary by nature and nocturnal, the cougar is most closely related to smaller felines and is nearer genetically to the domestic cat than true lions. An excellent stalk-and-ambush predator, the cougar pursues a wide variety of prey. Primary food sources include ungulates such as deer, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep, as well as domestic cattle, horses and sheep, particularly in the northern part of its range. It will also hunt species as small as insects and rodents. This cat prefers habitats with dense underbrush and rocky areas for stalking, but can also live in open areas. The cougar is territorial and survives at low population densities. Individual territory sizes depend on terrain, vegetation, and abundance of prey. While large, it is not always the apex predator in its range, yielding to the jaguar, grey wolf, American black bear, and grizzly bear. It is reclusive and usually avoids people. Fatal attacks on humans are rare, but have been trending upward in recent years as more people enter their territory.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cougar(noun)

(especially American) a puma.

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