from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An animal of the subfamily Dasyurinæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A carnivorous catlike marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus, called also
native cat. There are several species.
- noun (Zoöl.) any of several related animals, such as the Tasmanian devil; -- called also
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of various
Australasian carnivorous marsupials, of the family Dasyuridae, which include the marsupial equivalent to cats
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martens
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