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Definition of catamount

What does catamount mean?


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

Alternative definition


  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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for catamount

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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 previewLexicon of geologic names of the United States (including Alaska). (1938)

Catamount schist.— A silllmanite schist, included in Grenville series. Thickness 70-80 ft. Is older than Bear Pond .schist and younger than Swede ...

Google previewBrewbase Encyclopedia 2011-2012

by Larry Hatch

Catamount. Porter. RATING: 4.0 Vermont This product of Vermont has a mountain lion (hence cat-a-mount) on the label and a very dark porter taste. It has been highly rated but failed to delivery in it recent form. As strong malted flavors go it is ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

re smaller carnivorous animals, with habits similar to those of the coagouar and catamount. 160. The skins and fur of these animals are valuable, especially that of the bear. There are several species of the fox, designated by names derived ...

Google previewThe Family Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge and General Literature ... (1834)

by John Lauris Blake

CATAMOUNT. One of the most fierce and dangerous quadrupeds of North America. It is supposed to be the same animal, which the ancients called lynx, and which is known in Siberia by the name of ounce. In the form of its body it much ...

Google previewESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History ...

Catamount! coach Tom Brennen rata abet 19 teatont.

Google previewThe Chicken Encyclopedia (2012)

An Illustrated Reference by Gail Damerow

PREDATOR IDENTIFICATION ONE BIRD MISSING, continued Clues Likely Time Predator Ranged bird missing, feathers scattered Dusk or dawn COUGAR, CATAMOUNT, or no clues MOUNTAIN LION, ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1T1A1M3O1U1N1T1

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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