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Definition of "thylacine" [thy•la•cine]

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 "thylacine" in a sentence
  • "Print Extinct Australian thylacine hunted like a big cat The extinct Australian carnivore known as a thylacine was an ambush predator that could not outrun its prey over long distances, a new analysis shows."
  • "This week's Animal Oddity is about a bizarre-looking species called a thylacine that was hunted to extinction based on what now seems to be a false assumption about its behavior."
  • "I first ran across the thylacine aka “Tasmanian tiger” or “Tasmanian wolf” when I was preparing to teach a summer course on vertebrate zoology for a local Catholic college during grad school."