from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An animal of the subfamily Dasyurinæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A carnivorous catlike marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus, called also native cat. There are several species.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any of several related animals, such as the Tasmanian devil; -- called also ursine dasyure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various Australasian carnivorous marsupials, of the family Dasyuridae, which include the marsupial equivalent to cats

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martens


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