Quacha \Qua"cha\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The quagga. [1913 Webster]

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  • quagga — noun Etymology: obsolete Afrikaans (now kwagga), from Khoikhoi quácha Date: 1785 an extinct mammal (Equus quagga) of southern Africa that resembled and was related to the zebras …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quagga — /kwag euh, kwog euh/, n. an extinct equine mammal, Equus quagga, of southern Africa, related to and resembling the zebra, but striped only on the forepart of the body and the head. [1775 85; < Afrik (now sp. kwagga) < Khoikhoi, first recorded as… …   Universalium

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