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 (kwăg′ə, kwŏg′ə)
An equid (Equus quagga subsp. quagga) of southern Africa, extinct since the late 1800s. It was brownish with stripes only on the head, neck, and front of the body.

[Earlier Afrikaans (now spelled kwagga), from Khoikhoi !ua-xa, perhaps imitative of its braying.]


n, pl -gas or -ga
(Animals) a recently extinct member of the horse family (Equidae), Equus quagga, of southern Africa: it had a sandy brown colouring with zebra-like stripes on the head and shoulders
[C18: from obsolete Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi qǔagga; compare Xhosa i-qwara something striped]


(ˈkwæg ə, ˈkwɒg ə)

an extinct equine mammal, Equus quagga, of S Africa, related to and resembling the zebra, but striped only on the forepart of the body and the head.
[1775–85; < Afrikaans]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quagga - mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebraquagga - mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
equid, equine - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
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Then I saw what had happened; we had stumbled upon a herd of sleeping quagga, on to the back of one of which Good actually had fallen, and the brute naturally enough got up and made off with him.
The quagga, though so plainly barred like a zebra over the body, is without bars on the legs; but Dr.
In Lord Moreton's famous hybrid from a chestnut mare and male quagga, the hybrid, and even the pure offspring subsequently produced from the mare by a black Arabian sire, were much more plainly barred across the legs than is even the pure quagga.
For myself, I venture confidently to look back thousands on thousands of generations, and I see an animal striped like a zebra, but perhaps otherwise very differently constructed, the common parent of our domestic horse, whether or not it be descended from one or more wild stocks, of the ass, the hemionus, quagga, and zebra.
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