mountain lion

noun

Definition of mountain lion 

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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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Los Angeles Times Unable to surmount the near-impenetrable barriers of Southern California's freeway system, mountain lions and other wildlife are left to mate with their own offspring. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: For a diverse LAPD, there's praise, criticism and pressure," 17 May 2018 In the May 9 incident, police could not confirm either a mountain lion or a coyote being in the area, according to a city of Brookfield police report. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Brookfield resident spotted a mountain lion, or maybe a coyote, but police can't confirm it," 15 May 2018 Inside his home, investigators discovered a stuffed mountain lion and several non-game birds, Foy said. Ryan Sabalow And Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Man accused in California’s largest raptor poaching case left hawk carcasses to rot," 15 Mar. 2018 In addition to the most dangerous animals in the Western Hemisphere, the Mountaineer Museum at 143 Clay St. featured mountain lions, eagles and two elk, which chewed their cud in an open stall near the front of the room. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, "The original Grizzly Adams kept his bears on a chain in SF," 7 July 2018 Sure, Smith and her colleagues could look for known symptoms of inbreeding in mountain lions, like kinked tails. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Can the Koala Genome Save the Species From Deforestation and Chlamydia?," 2 July 2018 Sure to generate some controversy over whether mountain lions live in Connecticut, Kaplan will also talk about some of the animals found on the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Endangered Species List. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 5 June 2018 From boars roaming Berlin and gangs of baboons in Cape Town to a mountain lion in the Hollywood Hills and coyotes in Chicago, the swelling ranks of new and eager urban dwellers include many wild animals. Aditi Shrikant, BostonGlobe.com, "When wild animals urbanize," 13 July 2018 The two keys that helped the comeback: Grazing leases from domestic sheep, which can transmit disease, were rejected in prime bighorn habitat; the DFW killed 24 mountain lions that were identified as specifically targeting Sierra bighorns. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Chart-buster times: salmon to whales, bears to bighorns," 8 July 2018

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circa 1615, in the meaning defined above

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mountain lion

noun

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: cougar

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