mountain lion

noun

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Examples of mountain lion in a Sentence

the problems created by mountain lions coming into contact with humans in suburban developments
Recent Examples on the Web In Los Angeles, long-term mountain lion research showing the harm of fragmented habitat helped fuel a successful campaign to build a wildlife crossing bridge over U.S. Route 101, one of the city’s busiest freeways. Fox News, 30 June 2022 That’s because, town leaders said, all of Woodside was mountain lion habitat. Liam Dillon Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2022 Two mountain lion experts told me that the cats most certainly do live there. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 11 Feb. 2022 California Attorney General Rob Bonta sternly rebuked the Peninsula town of Woodside on Sunday for using its mountain lion population as an excuse to avoid SB9, the state law that lowers construction barriers in a bid to ease the housing crunch. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Feb. 2022 The 5-year-old mountain lion, designated P-54, was killed in the Santa Monica Mountains on June 17. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2022 In the Silicon Valley’s Woodside, the town council recently froze all S9 applications, citing an exemption for mountain lion habitats. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 26 Aug. 2022 Adding to the impact are DP Jeff Cutter’s striking visual compositions, including a gorgeous shot of Naru and the mountain lion perched precariously on a tree limb, and Sarah Schachner’s pulse-pounding musical score. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Aug. 2022 Wilson was walking with Eva along the Trinity River last month when a mountain lion lunged at her and scratched her shoulder. Fox News, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mountain lion

circa 1615, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mountain lion was circa 1615

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26 Sep 2022

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“Mountain lion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20lion. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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mountain lion

noun

Kids Definition of mountain lion

: cougar

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