Definition of sugar glider in English:

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sugar glider

noun

A flying phalanger that feeds on wattle gum and eucalyptus sap, native to Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania.
  • Petaurus breviceps, family Petauridae.
Example sentences
  • A sugar glider is a tiny marsupial indigenous to Australia.
  • There is a sugar glider, an emu and a kangaroo, several koalas, snakes, geckos, frogs, and eagle, a wombat, a pelican, and many more as well.
  • At dusk pademelons and wallabies come out while sugar gliders float through the forest canopy.

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Syllabification: sug·ar glid·er

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