dasyure

das"y*ure

(ds"*r), n. [Gr. dasy`s thick, shaggy + o'yra` tail: cf. F. dasyure.] 1. (Zol.) A carnivorous catlike marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus, called also native cat. There are several species.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Zol.) any of several related animals, such as the Tasmanian devil; -- called also ursine dasyure.
[PJC]

 

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