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quagga Line breaks: quagga
Pronunciation: /ˈkwaɡə/

Definition of quagga in English:


A South African zebra, extinct since 1883, that had a yellowish-brown coat with darker stripes.
Example sentences
  • The Cape Colony extended systematic protection to elephants, giraffes, hippopotami, buffalo, zebras, quaggas and antelopes in 1886.
  • Farmers began developing more land, establishing wheat production and other crops in areas which traditionally were home to Cape mountain zebra and the extinct quagga.
  • As an extinct animal, the quagga is well qualified to act as a tour guide for a paleontological museum.


South African Dutch, probably from Khoikhoi, imitative of its braying.

Words that rhyme with quagga

blagger, bragger, dagger, flagger, Jagger, lagger, nagger, saggar, stagger, swagger
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