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- n. Any of several Australian dasyurid marsupials, of the genus Phascogale, the males of which die shortly after mating
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small insectivorous and carnivorous marsupial mammals of the family Dasyuridæ, inhabiting the whole of the Australian region.
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- n. pouched mice
Coined in 1824 by Coenraad Temminck, from Ancient Greek φασκωλός ("pouch") + γαλῆ ("weasel"). (Wiktionary)