Dasyurid definition

dăsē-yə-rĭd
Any of various carnivorous marsupials of the family Dasyuridae of Australia and New Guinea, including marsupial mice and rats, the quolls, and the Tasmanian devil.
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Noun

Singular:
dasyurid
Plural:
dasyurids

Origin of dasyurid

  • From New Latin Dasyūridae family name from Dasyūrus type genus Greek dasus hairy ourā tail ors- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition