Definition of quoll in English:

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quoll

Pronunciation: /kwäl/

noun

A catlike, carnivorous marsupial with short legs and a white-spotted coat, native to the forests of Australia and New Guinea. Also called dasyure.
  • Genus Dasyurus, family Dasyuridae: several species
Example sentences
  • There are a variety of possums, early kangaroos, koalas, wombats and quolls, as well as marsupial groups that are now completely extinct.
  • Adding insult to ecosystem injury, the poisonous toad instantly kills any predator that attempts to eat it, particularly the quoll, Australia's marsupial cat, and giant native lizards.
  • There are even plans to bring back quolls, catlike native predators.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Guugu Yimidhirr (an Aboriginal language) dhigul.

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Syllabification: quoll

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