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Don't expect Kim Cattrall to be appearing on "Cougar Town" anytime soon. Photo: Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage.com

Meow!

She may be the poster child for sexy older women, but don't call Kim Cattrall a cougar.

The "Sex and the City 2" actress recently nixed a photo shoot with a "significant magazine for women over 40" when it asked her to pose with a cougar, she tells Extra.

And it's not because the 50-something bombshell is more of a dog person.

Cattrall tells the entertainment program that she takes offense to the nickname, used to describe middle-aged women who lust after younger men... like a certain Samantha Jones and Smith, for instance.

"I really take umbrage to the code 'cougar,'" Cattrall tells the source.

"I think cougar has a negative connotation and I don't see anything negative about Samantha and her sexuality, sensuality and choice.

"I don't think she stands or sits in bars waiting for young men to prey on. And I think that's something that people who are uncomfortable with strong women have labeled her."

Hear, hear. Unfortunately, Cattrall's stance cost her that feline cover shoot, according to Extra.

"I refused to do it because I felt it was insulting," she says. "They took away the cover because I refused to do so."

For shame, anonymous fashion mag. You don't mess with Ms. Jones!

Meanwhile, see why Sarah Jessica Parker feels "old and tired."