Tasmanian tiger

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English[edit]

A Tasmanian tiger.

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

Tasmanian tiger (plural Tasmanian tigers)

  1. The carnivorous marsupial Thylacinus cynocephalus which was native to Tasmania, now extinct.

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