Definition of dibbler in English:


Line breaks: dib|bler
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪblə


  • A marsupial mouse found in SW Australia. It is very rare and possibly extinct.
    • Parantechinus apicalis, family Dasyuridae
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    • In the early 19th century the dibbler was widely distributed over the southwest of Western Australia.
    • This suggests that dibblers are essentially insectivorous dietary generalists and opportunists.
    • There are also reintroduced colonies of dibblers on Escape Island and Peniup Nature Reserve.


early 19th century: from dibble.

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