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- n. Any of the various carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus found in Australia and New Guinea, roughly the size of a cat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A marsupial of Australia (Dasyurus macrurus), about the size of a cat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Australian marsupial mammal, Dasyurus macrurus.
From Guugu Yimidhirr dhigul. Recorded by Banks (quote below) but then virtually forgotten for 150 years, with the term native cat used instead. Today readopted and gaining in popularity. (Reference: R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words, Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 79-80 and 221-2.) (Wiktionary)