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ko·a·la

 (kō-ä′lə)
n.
An arboreal Australian marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus) that has dense grayish fur, large ears, and sharp claws and feeds chiefly on the leaves of eucalyptus trees.

[Probably from misreading of earlier coola, koolah, from Dharuk gula, gulawany.]

koala

(kəʊˈɑːlə) or

koala bear

n
(Animals) a slow-moving Australian arboreal marsupial, Phascolarctus cinereus, having dense greyish fur and feeding on eucalyptus leaves and bark. Also called (Austral): native bear
[from a native Australian language]

ko•a•la

art at Kolomna
(koʊˈɑ lə)

n., pl. -las.
a gray, tree-dwelling Australian marsupial, Phascolarctos cinereus, resembling a teddy bear.
[1800–10; erroneous sp. for earlier koola(h) < Dharuk gú-la]

ko·a·la

(kō-ä′lə)
A tree-dwelling Australian marsupial that resembles a small bear. Koalas have grayish fur, large ears, and sharp claws, and they feed exclusively on leaves and shoots of the eucalyptus tree.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.koala - sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coatkoala - sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark
opossum, phalanger, possum - small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
Translations
كوالاكوالا: حيوان أسترالي يُشْبِه الدب
koala
koalapussikarhu
koala
koala
koala
pokabjörn
コアラ
koala
koala
koala
koala
koala
koala
koala

koala

[kəʊˈɑːlə] N (also koala bear) → koala m

koala

[kəʊˈɑːlə] n (also koala bear) → koala m

koala

n (also koala bear)Koala(bär) m

koala

[kəʊˈɑːlə] n (also koala bear) → koala m inv

koala (bear)

(kouˈaːlə) noun
a type of Australian tree-climbing animal that looks like a small bear, the female of which carries her baby in a pouch.
References in periodicals archive ?
The dead male koala bear was found&nbsp;at the Brooloo Park Lookout near Gympie, around 100 miles north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, Wednesday.
The adorable video of the two Koalas wrestling in the middle of a street not only interrupted traffic in South Australia but also became the butt of jokes as it was shared almost 200,000 times on Facebook.
The centre's current building will be turned into a dedicated koala hospital to help koalas which need long-term care, Minister Nash said.
A gorgeous butterfly weaved a special friendship with a koala and was captured in a one-in-a-million video shoot at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, Australia.
To help with digestion, koalas eat dirt once in a while.
An inquisitive koala nicknamed "Blinky Bill" has sauntered into the emergency department of an Australian hospital, exploring the waiting room for several minutes before wandering back out.
With dozens of koalas facing similar problems, locals were asked to sew cotton mittens for the bears to wear while their wounds healed.
Biologists discovered that on hotter days, koalas were found with limbs fully stretched around the trees' trunks and lower branches.
Every year, they rescue more than 250 sick or injured koalas.
We have discovered that koalas possess an extra pair of vocal folds that are located outside the larynx, where the oral and nasal cavities connect," says Benjamin Charlton of the University of Sussex.
AN exciting birth was announced at Edinburgh Zoo yesterday - although it was a baby koala, not a panda.