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Definition of "dasyure" [das•y•ure]

  • Any of various often carnivorous marsupials of the family Dasyuridae of Australia, Tasmania, and adjacent islands, including marsupial mice and rats, native cats, the Tasmanian devil, and the Tasmanian wolf. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dasyure" in a sentence
  • "1895 OW 1886 OW Fully fifty-four of my discoveries have to do with land animals: alcine elk, moose W dasyurine dasyure antelopine antelope W (1839-47) OW aspine asp 1644 O didelphine opossum bisontine bison 1885 - 1847 OW"