Catamount meaning

kătə-mount
Any of various wildcats.
  • The puma; cougar.
  • The lynx.
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A wild animal of the family Felidae, especially cougar, puma or lynx.
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Origin of catamount

  • Short for catamountain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortened from catamountain, from cat o' mountain, cat of the mountain.

    From Wiktionary