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catamount (n.)

1660s as a shortening of cat-o'-mountain (1610s), from cat of the mountain (mid-15c.), a name aplied to various large wild cats of the Old World. From 1794 in reference to the lynx, puma, or cougar of the United States and Canada.

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Definitions of catamount

catamount (n.)
short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur;
Synonyms: lynx
catamount (n.)
large American feline resembling a lion;
Synonyms: cougar / puma / mountain lion / painter / panther / Felis concolor
From wordnet.princeton.edu