Definition of puma noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpjuːmə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːmə//
(especially British English) (usually North American English cougar) (North American English also mountain lion, panther) Wild mammals
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a large American wild animal of the cat family, with yellowish-brown or greyish fur See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate 18th cent.: via Spanish from Quechua.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: puma