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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  • dasyure — [ dazjyr ] n. m. • 1796; du gr. dasus « velu » et oura « queue » ♦ Zool. Petit mammifère océanien carnivore, à queue velue (marsupiaux) appelé aussi chat marsupial. ● dasyure nom masculin Mammifère marsupial carnassier de Tasmanie ayant les mœurs …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dasyure — [das′ē yoor΄] n. [ModL dasyurus < Gr dasys, thick, hairy + oura, tail: see URO 2] any of a family (Dasyuridae) of small, mostly Australian marsupials that feed on flesh or insects …   English World dictionary

  • Dasyure — Dasyurus Dasyurus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dasyure — dasyurine /das i yoor uyn, in/, adj. dasyuroid, adj., n. /das ee yoor /, n. 1. any of several nocturnal, carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus and related genera, of Australia, Tasmania, and nearby islands, typically having a reddish or… …   Universalium

  • dasyure — noun Any of various Australasian carnivorous marsupials, of the family Dasyuridae, which include the marsupial equivalent to cats …   Wiktionary

  • dasyure — (da zi u r ) adj. Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui a la queue velue ; qui a des épis velus imitant une queue.    S. m. Genre de mammifères à bourse, de l ordre des marsupiaux. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Termes grecs signifiant velu et queue …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • dasyure — [ dasɪjʊə] noun another term for quoll. Origin C19: from Fr., from mod. L. dasyurus, from Gk dasus rough, hairy + oura tail …   English new terms dictionary

  • dasyure — dasy·ure …   English syllables

  • dasyure — /ˈdæsijʊə/ (say daseeyoouh), /ˈdæzijʊə/ (say dazeeyoouh) noun → dasyurid …   Australian English dictionary

  • dasyure —   n. small, marten like Australian marsupial …   Dictionary of difficult words

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