dasyure


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dasyure

(ˈdæsɪˌjʊə)
n
(Animals) any small carnivorous marsupial, such as Dasyurus quoll (eastern dasyure), of the subfamily Dasyurinae, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands. See also Tasmanian devil
[C19: from New Latin Dasyūrus, from Greek dasus shaggy + oura tail; see dense]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dasyure - any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martensdasyure - any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martens
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
Dasyurus, genus Dasyurus - type genus of the family Dasyuridae: native cats
Dasyurus quoll, eastern dasyure - a variety of dasyure
Dasyurus viverrinus, native cat - carnivorous arboreal cat-like marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
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Plusieurs fois aussi il s'enfonca dans un bras de marais grouillant d'insectes glauques et agressifs, pendant qu'au-dessus de sa tete les phalangers et les dasyures, emergeant de leur sommeil diurne, commencaient a s'activer dans les branchages." (MG 96-97) Le ventre de Paris