cougar Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun large American feline resembling a lion
    puma; panther; Felis concolor; catamount; painter; mountain lion.


Cou"gar noun
F. couguar, from the native name in the South American dialects, cuguacuara, cuguacuarana.
  1. (Zoöl.) An American feline quadruped (Felis concolor), resembling the African panther in size and habits. Its color is tawny, without spots; hence writers often called it the American lion. Called also puma, panther, mountain lion, and catamount. See Puma.

Webster 1913