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catamount

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noun cat·a·mount \ˈka-tə-ˌmau̇nt\

Definition of catamount

  1. :  any of various wild cats: as a :  cougar 1 b :  lynx



Examples of catamount in a sentence

  1. <found the footprints of a catamount on the mountain trail>



Origin and Etymology of catamount

short for cat-a-mountain


First Known Use: 1664


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