Tasmanian devil


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Tasmanian devil

n.
A nocturnal carnivorous marsupial (Sarcophilus harrisii) of Tasmania, having a predominantly blackish coat and a long, almost hairless tail.

Tasmanian devil

n
(Animals) a small ferocious carnivorous marsupial, Sarcophilus harrisi, of Tasmania, having black fur with pale markings, strong jaws, and short legs: family Dasyuridae. Also called: ursine dasyure

Tasma′nian dev′il


n.
a small, massive-headed, predacious Tasmanian marsupial, Sarcophilus harrisii.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tasmanian devil - small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tailTasmanian devil - small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tail
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
genus Sarcophilus, Sarcophilus - Tasmanian devil
Translations
Beutelteufel
demonio de Tasmaniadiablo de Tasmania
pussiahmapussipirutuholainen
Tasmaanse duivel
diabo-da-tasmânia
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