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A carnivorous marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) of Tasmania, resembling a large dog, with a brownish coat and dark stripes across its back. It is believed to be extinct. Also called Tasmanian wolf, thylacine.
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|Noun||1.||Tasmanian tiger - rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct|
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