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American lion Explained

American lion at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

2. (Astron.) A sign and a constellation; Leo.

3. An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person
who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at
that time.

Such society was far more enjoyable than that of
Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion, but a man.

{American lion} (Zo["o]l.), the puma or cougar.

{Lion ant} (Zo["o]l.), the ant-lion.

{Lion dog} (Zo["o]l.), a fancy dog with a flowing mane,
usually clipped to resemble a lion's mane.

{Lion lizard} (Zo["o]l.), the basilisk.

{Lion's share}, all, or nearly all; the best or largest part;
-- from [AE]sop's fable of the lion hunting in company
with certain smaller beasts, and appropriating to himself
all the prey.

Puma \Pu"ma\ (p[=u]"m[.a]), n. [Peruv. puma.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large American carnivore ({Felis concolor}), found from
Canada to Patagonia, especially among the mountains. Its
color is tawny, or brownish yellow, without spots or stripes.
Called also {catamount}, {cougar}, {American lion}, {mountain
lion}, and {panther} or {painter}.

Cougar \Cou"gar\ (k??"g?r), n. [F. couguar, from the native name
in the South American dialects, cuguacuara, cuguacuarana.]
An American feline quadruped ({Felis concolor}), resembling
the African panther in size and habits. Its color is tawny,
without spots; hence writers often called it the {American
lion}. Called also {puma}, {panther}, {mountain lion}, and
{catamount}. See {Puma}.