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Definition of the noun catamount

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noun - plural: catamounts

  1. short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
  2. large American feline resembling a lion

Alternative definition of the noun catamount


  1. A wild animal of the family Felidae, especially puma or lynx.


Catamount is a former village of Colrain, Massachusetts. In 1812, the schoolhouse that once stood in Catamount was the first to fly the United States Flag.


  1. Catamount is an operating system for supercomputers.
  2. Catamount is a term used to describe a wild cat, usually of the cougar or mountain lion variety, also called a puma.
    • also known as Catamounts

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Google previewThe Condensed American Cyclopaedia (1877)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

The catamount is the couguar of authors. CATACOMBS [kat'-a-kdmcs], subterraneous places , for burying the dead. The entire chain of mountains years old. They occupy a deep ravine in the centre of the mountain Libycus, and, lying 6,000 to ...

Google previewThe American Cyclopaedia (1873)

The catamount is the couguar of authors. (See Couguak.) There are several small species of cats in the East Indies : the Sumatran cat, F. minuta (Temm.) and F. Jamnensis (Horsf.) ; the Bengal cat, F. Bengalensis (Desm.) ; Di- ard's cat, F.

Google previewHiking the Adirondacks (2010)

A Guide to 42 of the Best Hiking Adventures in New York's Adirondacks by Lisa Densmore Ballard

Often overlooked due to its short mileage and the fact that it's under 4,000 feet in elevation, Catamount is a favorite among regular hikers in the High Peaks region for its extensive open rock and ledgy scrambles. Don't let the low mileage fool ...

Google previewRoutt National Forest (N.F.), Lake Catamount Resort and Ski Area Development, Steamboat Springs (1990)

Environmental Impact Statement

Lake Catamount is a major element. However, it lacks distinctive features such as islands or forested shoreline. It is also of common variety class. The area west of Lake Catamount is comprised of low, gently sloping hills and ridges with only ...

Google previewFive Years' Residence in the Canadas (1824)

Including a Tour Through Part of the United States of America, in the Year 1823 by Edward Allen Talbot

The CataMount is an animal of the cat kind. It has not been often seen in Canada of late years. It is somewhat longer than a wolf, and has a tail which measures nearly three feet, with short legs and a stout body. The Catamount is said to feed ...

Google preview14 Fun Facts About Big Cats

A 15-Minute Book by Caitlind L. Alexander

Catamount means cat of the mountains. It started as a name for all the big cats that lived in the mountains, but soon came to mean only mountain lions. When early English speaking peoples first saw this big cat, they named it a mountain lion.

Google previewA gazetteer of the state of Vermont (1824)

by Zadock Thompson

The catamount is the largest ; and is the most ferocious animal found in this part of the continent, but is not very common. The largest and last of these animals, which has been taken within this state to oui- knowledge, was killed in Roxbury, ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Tho catamount is the cougar of authors. (See Cougar.) There are several small species of cats in the East Indies : tho Sumatran cat, felis minuta (Temm.), and F. Jatanensis (Ilorsf.) ; tho Bengal cat, F. Bengalensis (Desm.); Diard's cat, F Diar&ii ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

Tho catamount is the cougar of authors. _ (Seo Cougar.) There are several small species of cats in tho East Indies: the Sumatran cat, felit minuta (Temm.), and F. Jatanentit (Horsf); the Bengal cat, F. Bengalentit (Desm.); Diard's cat, F Di<irdii ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Beer (2014)

The Beer Lover's Bible - A Complete Reference To Beer Styles, Brewing Methods, Ingredients, Festivals, Traditions, And More) by Christine P. Rhodes

Catamount. Porter. Emblazoned with the leonine head of the rare Yankee catamount (as the mountain lion is called in New England, from cat-a-mountain), Catamount Porter is one of the few porters produced by New England breweries.

Google previewThe Youth's Companion, Or an Historical Dictionary, Etc (1807)


CATAMOUNT....CATANEA. 81 astringent, it will imbibe the humidity of the body; and it may be probably for this reason that the bodies buried in - the monastery of the Cordeliers, at Thoulose in France, do not putrify, but dry in such a manner ...

Google previewThe Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary (1816)

Consisting of Articles Chiefly Selected from Natural and Civil History, Geography, Astronomy, Zoology, Botany, and Minerology : Arranged in Alphabetical Order by Ezra Sampson

CATAMOUNT— CATANEA. 71 »re all hewn Out into the rock ; and in each of the catacombs are to be found several of these apartments, communicating with one another. It is altogether probable that the high preservation in which the dead ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of New England (2017)

by Peter C. Holloran

CATAMOUNT. An eastern mountain lion or cougar (Felis concolor) native to New England but thought to be extinct since the late 19th century. However, the big cat , which may be nine feet long and weigh 200 pounds, was repeatedly reported ...



Catamount. A name applied synonymously with Panther and Painter to several wild, fierce animals analogous to Felis concolor, but not specially employed to designate that species. Catawampously, or Catawamptiously. Fiercely, eagerly.

Google previewDictionary of Americanism (1848)

by John Russel Bartlett


Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, 2nd ed. enlarged (1859)

by John Russell Bartlett

Catamount. A name applied synonymously with Panther and Painter to several wild, fierce animals analogous to Felts concolor, but not specially employed to designate that species. Catawampously, or Catawamptiously. Fiercely, eagerly.

Google previewA dictionary of altitudes in the United States (1899)

Castleton Castor Land Catamount Hill, Adirondacks Catamount Mountains, Adirondacks Do Cat Mountain, Adirondacks Cato Catskill Do .crossingCatskill Mountain R. R., W. S. track. Do. CM. track Catskill Lakes Catskill Mountain House ...

Google previewPimbley's Dictionary of Heraldry (1908)

Together with an Illustrated Supplement by Arthur Francis Pimbley

Catamount — [See cat.] Cat-a-mountain — [See CAT.] Chabot — [See chalbot.] Cbafant — (Chaf'-ant) Applied to a boar when depicted as enraged. Chain — The chain was borne by the Rings of Navarre, the arms being blazoned : "Gules, ...

Google previewWebster's Academic Dictionary (1895)

A Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster

CATAMOUNT. Cas'tel la-ny (k&Vt£l-tt-n y 1, n. Lordship of a castle ; extent of land and jurisdiction pertaining to a castle. Cas'tel-la ted (-hVWd), a. Built with turrets and battlements, like a castle. — Castel-la'tlon. n. Oast'er (kaat/er), n, 1.

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The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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