Definition of mulgara in English:


Line breaks: mul|gara
Pronunciation: /məlˈgɑːrə


  • A rat-sized carnivorous marsupial with a pointed snout, large eyes, and a short crested tail, native to central Australia.
    • Dasycercus cristicauda, family Dasyuridae
    More example sentences
    • It is believed that the population of the mulgara is dependent on the quality of each season.
    • The marsupial mole has no eyes and burrows in the sand, while the mulgara is a sharp-toothed, insect-eating animal.
    • A mulgara avoids exposure to heat during the hot part of the day by remaining in its burrow.


1940s: probably from Wangganguru (an Aboriginal language) mardagura.

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