quagga

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Quagga mare at London Zoo, 1870, the only specimen photographed alive.

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From Dutch quagga (whence also Afrikaans kwagga), from a Khoisan term, probably Haiǁom, Nama ǁkoaah, apparently of imitative origin.

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quagga (plural quaggas)

  1. A southern-African subspecies of zebra, Equus quagga quagga, which went extinct in 1883. The upper parts of the animal were reddish brown, becoming paler behind and beneath, while the face, neck, and fore part of the body were marked by dark stripes.

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  1. ^ quagga” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.