Definition of dasyure in English:

dasyure

Syllabification: das·y·ure
Pronunciation: /ˈdasēˌyo͝or
 
/

noun

another term for quoll.
More example sentences
  • In Australia the dasyures, small weasellike marsupials, are called ‘native cats’
  • Dasyures have often been compared to cats. They are about the same size, nocturnal, look slightly similar, and prey on many of the same creatures
  • As I'm sure you know, marsupials and higher mammals have parallel evolutionary branches that mirror each other: cats and dasyures, hyenas and Tasmanian devils, wolves and Tasmanian wolves.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, from modern Latin dasyurus, from Greek dasus 'rough, hairy' + oura 'tail'.

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