dasyure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dasyure any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martens
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • dasyure (Zoöl) A carnivorous catlike marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus, called also native cat. There are several species.
    • dasyure (Zoöl) any of several related animals, such as the Tasmanian devil; -- called also ursine dasyure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dasyure An animal of the subfamily Dasyurinæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dasyure das′i-yōōr a small carnivorous quadruped of Australia and Tasmania.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. dasy`s thick, shaggy + o'yra` tail: cf. F. dasyure,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Gr. dasys, hairy, oura, tail.

Usage

In literature:

Implacental Mammals peculiar to America and Australia, such as Opossums, Dasyures, Wombats, and Kangaroos.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
We have the grazing Kangaroos and Wallabies, the burrowing Wombats, the arboreal Phalangers, and the carnivorous Dasyures.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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