ursine dasyure
dasyure das"y*ure (d[a^]s"[i^]*[=u]r), n. [Gr. dasy`s thick, shaggy + o'yra` tail: cf. F. dasyure.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous catlike marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus {Dasyurus}, called also {native cat}. There are several species. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Zo["o]l.) any of several related animals, such as the Tasmanian devil; -- called also {ursine dasyure}. [PJC]


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  • Ursine dasyure — Ursine Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ursine dasyure — noun small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tail • Syn: ↑Tasmanian devil, ↑Sarcophilus hariisi • Hypernyms: ↑dasyurid marsupial, ↑dasyurid • Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcophilus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ursine dasyure. — See Tasmanian devil. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • ursine dasyure — /ˌɜsaɪn ˈdæsijʊə/ (say .ersuyn daseeyoouh) noun → Tasmanian devil …   Australian English dictionary

  • ursine dasyure. — See Tasmanian devil. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ursine — Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursine baboon — Ursine Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursine howler — Ursine Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursine seal — Ursine Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dasyure — das y*ure (d[a^]s [i^]*[=u]r), n. [Gr. dasy s thick, shaggy + o yra tail: cf. F. dasyure.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous catlike marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus {Dasyurus}, called also {native cat}. There are several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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