Definition of catamount in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkadəˌmount/
(also catamountain /-ˌmountən/)


North American
A medium-sized or large wild cat, especially a cougar.


Late Middle English (as catamountain): from the phrase cat of the mountain.

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Syllabification: cat·a·mount

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