cougar

[[t]ku͟ːgə(r)[/t]]
cougars
N-COUNT
A cougar is a wild member of the cat family. Cougars have brownish-grey fur and live in mountain regions of North and South America. [mainly AM]
Syn:
mountain lion, puma
(in BRIT, use puma)

English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:
, , , (Felis concolor or Puma concolor)


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