Tasmanian devil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tasmanian devil small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tasmanian devil (Zoöl) a very savage carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania (Dasyurus ursinus syn. Diabolus ursinus).
    • Tasmanian devil (Zoöl) See under Devil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tasmanian devil the ursine dasyure, a Tasmanian carnivore
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deóful, deófol—L. diabolus—Gr. diabolos, from diaballein, to throw across, to slander, from dia, across, and ballein, to throw; cf. Ger. teufel, Fr. diable, It. diavolo, Sp. diablo.

Usage

In literature:

Maybe a Tasmanian Devil might acquire her!
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
The Tasmanian devil is a marsupial somewhat akin to the wild cat, and of about the same size.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Australia" by Frank Fox
Thus you observe that kindness has some effect, even with the Tasmanian devil.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
The Tasmanian Devil was a lap-dog to him, and he died before I could get him trained, you remember.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
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In news:

Cancer is threatening wild populations of Tasmanian Devils, 80 percent of the population has been wiped out by the disease.
The crap-and-gore, genre-mincing Tasmanian devil of Asian pulp psychosis Takashi Miike we've come to know and, well, semilove since 1999's Audition now seems to have finished evolving into a tasteful, even resonant art-house master.
The crap-and-gore, genre-mincing Tasmanian devil of Asian pulp psychosis Takashi Miike we've come to know and, well, kinda semi-love since 1999's Audition seems now to have finished evolving into a tasteful, even resonant art house master.
Vampire bats and Tasmanian devils represent creatures of the animal kingdom with misleading names.
Can a new plan to relocate the Tasmanian devil save the species.
I visited the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park in time for a feeding.
(If you're lucky you'll spy a wombat, but don't expect to see the infamous Tasmanian devil anytime soon.
A U.S.-based team of scientists is using a state-of-the-art, high-speed gene sequencing platform in a race against time to save the cancer-stricken Tasmanian devil population from extinction, according to reports Monday.
What is Killing the Tasmanian Devil .
Epigenetics plays a surprising role in the contagious cancer that is threatening Tasmanian devils, according to a new study.
Tasmanian Devils' best hope for survival could rest on being less ferocious .
The population of Tasmanian Devils has declined by over 60% since the mid-1990s.
Cancer spread through biting is threatening wild population of Tasmanian Devils.
"Is the Tasmanian devil a person, place, or thing".
As you arrive at Warner Brothers' Looney Tunes site, that merry melody starts to play, and all your favorites from Marvin the Martian to the Tasmanian Devil are on hand to bring you a little laughter.
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