Part of speech: noun

An American carnivore, ranging from Canada to Patagonia.

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Usage examples "puma":

  1. Its movements became slower and slower, till the puma, having learned to avoid its tusks, sprang on its back, and then rolling it over with one blow of its paw, tore out its inside. - "With Axe and Rifle", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Unfortunately, the tree on which he was stood out in the glade quite apart from any others, the puma would see him go off, and, of course, could overtake him in a dozen leaps. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  3. Once a snake crossed almost at my feet, and once some large creature of the cat species, possibly a puma, showed like a silhouette upon the rocky slopes above. - "Fire-Tongue", Sax Rohmer.