Tasmanian-tiger definitions

A carnivorous marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) of Tasmania, resembling a large dog, with a brownish coat and dark stripes across its back. It is believed to be extinct.
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The carnivorous marsupial Thylacinus cynocephalus which was native to Tasmania, now extinct.
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Origin of tasmanian-tiger

Tiger refers to the stripes on the animal's back; the thylacine is not related to the tiger, or to the cat family at all.