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quok·ka

 (kwŏk′ə)
n.
A short-tailed herbivorous marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) found in coastal areas of southwest Australia.

[Nyungar (Pama-Nyungan language of southwest Australia) gwaga.]
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quokka

(ˈkwɒkə)
n
(Animals) a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, of Western Australia, occurring mostly on offshore islands
[from a native Australian language]
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Ode to a Quokka Thou art the only setonix Thy species brachyurus But still with friends thou intermix On Rottnest with the tourists Thy body like a hopping mouse Thou short-tailed macropod Thou climbeth trees and grazeth grass Many find thee odd Wilt thou hop around the house Or play a game of soccer?
Growth of striated muscle in an Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus).