mountain lion

noun

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Synonyms for mountain lion

Synonyms

cat-a-mountain, catamount, cougar, panther, puma

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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

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There are about 6,600 cougars — also called commonly called mountain lions or pumas — throughout Oregon. Gillian Flaccus, Fox News, "Authorities: Dead Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar," 12 Sep. 2018 Missourians, meet your new neighbors: mountain lions. Edward Mckinley, kansascity, "Mountain lions went extinct in Missouri in the 1920s. They may be making a comeback," 3 July 2018 The Boise Foothills are home to all kinds of wildlife, Cadwallader said: bears, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats and more. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Boise family's dog was attacked in its own backyard. Fish and Game suspects a bobcat | Idaho Statesman," 21 May 2018 Officials from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Larimer County searched the trail in question and found a dead juvenile mountain lion. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "A Runner Strangled a Mountain Lion After It Attacked Him," 5 Feb. 2019 Near Fort Collins, Colorado, a man running through the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space killed a mountain lion after the animal attacked him yesterday afternoon. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "A Runner Strangled a Mountain Lion After It Attacked Him," 5 Feb. 2019 His specialty was North American apex predators — mountain lions and bears. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump’s mockery of the #MeToo movement underscores the GOP’s problem with women in 2018," 6 July 2018 For example — how did coyotes expand so rapidly into Alaska and the Northwest, where forests are still relatively intact and full of wolves and mountain lions? New York Times, "Coyotes Conquered North America. Now They’re Heading South.," 24 May 2018 Fish and Game has liberal harvest rules for bears and mountain lions, but wolves are more challenging to hunt. Washington Post, "10 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk numbers," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mountain lion

circa 1615, in the meaning defined above

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mountain lion

noun

Kids Definition of mountain lion

: cougar

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