Sarcophilus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sarcophilus Tasmanian devil
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sarcophilus A genus of carnivorous marsupials of the family Dasyuridæ and subfamily Dasyurinæ, formerly united with Dasyurus, containing the Tasmanian devil, or ursine dasyure, S. ursinus, a stout heavy animal about as large as a badger, of blackish color with some white marks, remarkable for its ferocious and intractable disposition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sarcophilus sär-kof′i-lus a genus of carnivorous marsupials containing the Tasmanian devil
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. sarx, sarkos, flesh, philein, to love.

Usage

In literature:

Sarcophilus ursinus F. Cuv.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
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