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quagga

Syllabification: quag·ga
Pronunciation: /ˈkwaɡə
 
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Definition of quagga in English:

noun

An extinct South African zebra that had a yellowish-brown coat with darker stripes, exterminated in 1883.
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.

Origin

Afrikaans, probably from Khoikhoi, imitative of its braying.

Words that rhyme with quagga

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

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