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
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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.
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.
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.
The fossil record shows that the first occurred about 100,000 years ago, when cheetahs inhabited North America alongside their cousin the puma.
And new startups have been as rare as the sight of a puma on the Argentine Pampa.
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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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