What is another word for puma?

142 synonyms found


[ pˈuːmə], [ pˈuːmə], [ p_ˈuː_m_ə]

Puma, also known as mountain lion or cougar, is a large mammal that is native to the Americas. However, this majestic animal is not only referred to by its scientific name Puma concolor. In different parts of the world, people use different synonyms to describe this fascinating creature. For instance, in South America and some parts of Central America, puma is also known as "león" or "león americano" which translates to "American lion". Other names include "panther" in North America, "catamount" in some regions of the eastern United States, and "mountain screamer" in parts of Canada. Regardless of what it is called, the puma remains an iconic symbol of strength, agility, and beauty.

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Usage examples for Puma

He was about to rouse him; then he changed his mind and swung round upon the puma, leaving the fire between himself and the other.
"In the Brooding Wild"
Ridgwell Cullum
Then follows a cry that has in it the tone of a baffled creature robbed of its prey; it is like the night cry of the puma that shrinks at the blaze of the camp-fire; it is fierce, terrible.
"In the Brooding Wild"
Ridgwell Cullum
The puma who wears a brown coat is an exception, but it must be remembered that he does not need the kind of coat his fellow friends wear.
"The Human Side of Animals"
Royal Dixon

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