Definition of dibbler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪblə/


A marsupial mouse found in SW Australia. It is very rare and possibly extinct.
  • Parantechinus apicalis, family Dasyuridae.
Example sentences
  • 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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