native monkey

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native monkey (plural native monkeys)

  1. (obsolete, rare) A koala.
    • 1892: James Günther, Grammar and Vocabulary of the Aboriginal Dialect called the Wiradhurri, Appendix D of John Fraser (ed.), An Australian Language
      Barrandang—a native monkey.
    • 1894: Australasia
      It forms the genus Phascolarctos, and is called by the colonists “native bear” or “native monkey.”