Tasmanian wolf

(also Tasmanian tiger)
noun another term for thylacine.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Tasmanian wolf — Wolf Wolf, n.; pl. {Wolves}. [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. [=u]lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv, Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk , L. lupus, Gr. ly kos, Skr. v[.r]ka; also to Gr. e lkein to draw, drag, tear in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tasmanian wolf — Tasmanian Tas*ma ni*an (t[a^]z*m[=a] n[i^]*an), a. Of or pertaining to Tasmania, or Van Diemen s Land. n. A native or inhabitant of Tasmania; specifically (Ethnol.), in the plural, the race of men that formerly inhabited Tasmania, but is now… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tasmanian wolf — or Tasmanian tiger n. a fierce, flesh eating, possibly extinct species (Thylacinus cynocephalus, family Thylacinidae) of Tasmanian marsupial with dark stripes on the back …   English World dictionary

  • Tasmanian wolf — sterblinis vilkas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Thylacinus cynocephalus angl. pouched wolf; Tasmanian pouched wolf; Tasmanian tiger; Tasmanian wolf vok. Beutelwolf rus. сумчатый волк; тасманийский… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Tasmanian wolf — thylacine. Also called Tasmanian tiger. [1885 90] * * * or Tasmanian tiger or thylacine Extinct, slender, fox faced marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus,family Thylacinidae), 40–50 in. (100–130 cm) long. It was yellowish brown, with dark bars on… …   Universalium

  • Tasmanian wolf — noun see Tasmanian tiger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tasmanian wolf — noun The thylacine Syn: Tasmanian tiger …   Wiktionary

  • Tasmanian wolf — /tæzˌmeɪniən ˈwʊlf/ (say taz.mayneeuhn woolf) noun (plural Tasmanian wolves) → thylacine …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tasmanian wolf — noun rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct • Syn: ↑thylacine, ↑Tasmanian tiger, ↑Thylacinus cynocephalus • Hypernyms: ↑dasyurid marsupial, ↑dasyurid • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tasmanian wolf — Tasma′nian wolf′ n. mam thylacine Also called Tasma′nian ti′ger …   From formal English to slang

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