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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the subfamily Dasyurinæ, formerly coextensive with the subfamily, now restricted by the exclusion of Thylacinus and Sarcophilus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the type genus of the family Dasyuridae: native cats.

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

  • noun type genus of the family Dasyuridae: native cats

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