from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Western U.S. See mountain lion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mountain lion; Puma concolor.
- n. 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 “sexual predator”.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large concolorous feline carnivorous quadruped peculiar to America, Felis concolor, belonging to the family Felidæ and order Feræ.
- n. Several species and subspecies of cougar have been recognized by naturalists, the Florida animal being known as Felis coryi and that from the northwest coast region as F. oregonensis. The southern form retains the name F. concolor: the type locality for this species is Brazil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large American feline resembling a lion
French couguar, alteration (influenced by jaguar, jaguar) of Portuguese çuçuarana, from Tupi suasuarana : suasú, deer + rana, like (from its color).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French cougar, from Brazilian Portuguese suçuarana, perhaps from Tupian (suasuarana ("deerlike animal"), from suasú ("deer"); compare sɨwasuarána ("cervine")) or perhaps form Guaraní (guaçuara). (Wiktionary)