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Definition of "koala" []

  • An arboreal Australian marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus) that has dense grayish fur, large ears, and sharp claws and feeds chiefly on the leaves of eucalyptus trees. (noun)
  • A slow-moving Australian arboreal marsupial, Phascolarctus cinereus, having dense greyish fur and feeding on eucalyptus leaves and bark (noun)

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Use "koala" in a sentence
  • "Kriston Capps, long-time koala afficionado, submits this video to support his contention that the koala is the cutest animal of them all:"
  • "Indeed, the name koala is thought to come from a name in one Aboriginal language meaning "doesn't drink.""
  • "The little marsupials who are NOT bears of any kind despite their being commonly referred to as koala bears are especially vulnerable to the horrendous fires blazing across southern Australia."