Koala meaning

kō-älə
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An arboreal Australian marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus) that has dense grayish fur, large ears, and sharp claws and feeds chiefly on the leaves of eucalyptus trees.
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An Australian, tailless, tree-dwelling animal that is the only species (Phascolarctos cinereus) of a family (Phascolarctidae) of marsupials with thick, gray fur, sharp claws, and large, tufted ears: it resembles a small bear and feeds exclusively on eucalyptus leaves and buds.
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A tree-dwelling marsupial that resembles a small bear with a broad head, large ears and sharp claws, mainly found in eastern Australia.
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Origin of koala

  • Probably from misreading of earlier coola, koolah from Dharuk gula, gulawany

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

  • From Dharug gula or gulawany.

    From Wiktionary