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Mid·west (mĭd-wĕst')
A region of the north-central United States around the Great Lakes and the upper Mississippi Valley. It is generally considered to include Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The area is known for its rich farmlands and highly industrialized centers.
Mid·west'ern adj. Mid·west'ern·er n.

cou·gar (kū'ger)
A large powerful wild cat (Felis concolor) of mountainous regions of the Western Hemisphere, having an unmarked tawny body. Also called catamount, mountain cat; Also called panther, puma; also called regionally cougar, painter.

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