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Noun: catamountain  ,ka-tu'mawn-t(i)n
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat
    - European wildcat, Felis silvestris
  2. Short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
    - lynx, catamount [N. Amer]
  3. Large American feline resembling a lion
    - cougar [N. Amer], puma [Brit], catamount [N. Amer], mountain lion [N. Amer], painter [US], panther [N. Amer], Felis concolor

Derived forms: catamountains

Type of: wildcat

Part of: Felis, genus Felis, genus Lynx

Encyclopedia: Catamountain