Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to Tasmania.
  • n. An inhabitant or a resident of the state of Tasmania.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land, an island and colony belonging to Great Britain, situated south of Australia; indigenous to Tasmania.
  • n. An inhabitant of Tasmania.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Tasmania

Etymologies

Tasman(ia) + (-ia)n (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In Van Diemen's Land, where he met Sophia Cracroft, she told him of the locals 'tales of natives who could turn into a monstrous creature there they called the Tasmanian devil — a creature capable of tearing a man limb from limb.

    The Terror

  • Thylacines were also known as Tasmanian wolves or Tasmanian tigers based on their somewhat canine appearance (in the case of the former name) and for their striped hides (in the case of the latter one).

    David Mizejewski: Bizarre Animal Persecuted to Extinction on False Assumption

  • The recently extinct marsupial thylacine Thylacinus cynocephalus, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger, was the largest living mammalian carnivore in Australia.

    Australian Fossil Mammal Sites, Australia

  • This week I'll be looking at an Australian plant, Tasmannia lanceolata otherwise known as Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry.

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  • She told me she had called the Tasmanian government tourist office and they hummed and hawed and didn't know whether fresh herbs were among the items not allowed into the island State.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Halfway to my parents house, the cute babbling turned into what can only be described as the Tasmanian Devil, as he began to scream and cry at the top of his lungs.

    Fright Night

  • Around the office, Jordan is referred to as the Tasmanian Devil.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2003

  • While for most people the word Tasmanian Devil evokes images of a rabid twirling monster, the real marsupials (

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  • In Tasmania, however, are found, though very rarely, two savage and carnivorous marsupials called the Tasmanian tiger and the Tasmanian devil.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Australia

  • Even in Australia, where new mammalia have turned up in such odd and fantastic forms, the wolf has his congener in that curious creature known as the Tasmanian wolf.

    Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found A Book of Zoology for Boys

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