Definition of Tasmanian devil in English:

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Tasmanian devil

Pronunciation: /tazˌmānyən ˈdevəl/


A heavily built marsupial with a large head, powerful jaws, and mainly black fur, found only in Tasmania. It is slow-moving and aggressive, feeding mainly on carrion.
  • Sarcophilus harrisii, family Dasyuridae
Example sentences
  • For instance, today's red kangaroos and Tasmanian devils are much smaller than their fossil counterparts.
  • This group includes all of the pouched animals, such as opossums, kangaroos, and Tasmanian devils.
  • The only substantial mammalian predator on Kangaroo Island, the Tasmanian devil, is known only from the fossil record.
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