from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A suborder of carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials including the dasyures and the opossums.
- n. A genus of Diptera, including the flesh flies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dipterous insects, typical of the family Sarcophagidæ; the flesh-flies.
- In Owen's classification (1839), a division of marsupials, having teeth of three kinds and no cæcum, as the dasyures, and including a section of the carnivorous marsupials.
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- n. flesh flies
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