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Tasmanian tiger

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A carnivorous marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) of Tasmania, resembling a large dog, with a brownish coat and dark stripes across its back. It is believed to be extinct.

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  • noun The carnivorous marsupial Thylacinus cynocephalus which was native to Tasmania, now extinct.

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  • noun rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct

Etymologies

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Tiger refers to the stripes on the animal’s back; the thylacine is not related to the tiger, or to the cat family at all.

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