Definition of puma
: cougar 1; also : the fur or pelt of a cougar
Examples of puma in a Sentence
adult pumas can sometimes weigh over 200 pounds
Recent Examples of puma from the Web
Few mountain lions (which are also known by some Californians as pumas) reacted to the frog recordings.
Also known as cougars, pumas and panthers, mountain lions are the largest wildcats in North America.
The puma headed into the Pulgas Ridge Open Space area after the second sighting.
Four days later, an 8-year-old puma, Soberana, died of intestinal trouble, the same day that a spider monkey drowned in a pond.
In a haze of maternal-ish instincts, Kathleen Hale hikes obsessively in search of the puma of Griffith Park.
Maned wolves, pumas and anteaters, meanwhile, were attracted to woodland and forest vegetation remnants found within ranch lands.
The death of the 8-month-old lion again illustrated the hazards faced by cougars living among urban sprawl and networks of roads that are barriers to territorial roaming and genetic diversity among the puma populations.
Like every large mammal in the world, fragmentation and human conflict threaten the jaguar, says Evelyn Piña, a biologist studying jaguars and pumas in Mexico.
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Origin and Etymology of puma
Spanish, from Quechua
First Known Use: 1774See Words from the same year
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