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puma

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noun pu·ma \ˈpü-mə, ˈpyü-\

Definition of puma

plural

pumas

also

puma

  1. :  cougar 1; also :  the fur or pelt of a cougar



Examples of puma in a sentence

  1. <adult pumas can sometimes weigh over 200 pounds>



Origin and Etymology of puma

Spanish, from Quechua


First Known Use: 1774

Rhymes with puma


PUMA Defined for Kids

puma

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noun pu·ma \ˈpyü-mə, ˈpü-\

Definition of puma for Students

  1. :  cougar





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