quokka

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English[edit]

A quokka
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Etymology[edit]

From Nyunga kwaka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quokka (plural quokkas)

  1. A cat-sized marsupial, Setonix brachyurus, of southwestern Australia.
    • 2003, John Long, Introduced Mammals of the World: Their History, Distribution and Influence, page 29,
      At least 673 quokkas were re-introduced from Rottnest Island to the Marsupial Research Station of the University of Western Australia (254 ha) at Jandakot from 1972 to 1988.
    • 2005, Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, Life of Marsupials, page 354,
      Tammars, quokkas and black-footed rock wallabies inhabit islands in the southwest, while three species of hare wallaby, the burrowing bettong and five species of rock wallaby inhabit various islands in the northwest.
    • 2012, Ken Richardson, Australia's Amazing Kangaroos: Their Conservation, Unique Biology and Coexisternce with Humans, page 125,
      Older unburnt areas (more than 25 years) on their own appear unable to sustain a quokka population.
      The largest number of quokkas occurs on Rottnest Island near Perth, where the population estimates vary from 8000 to 12,000 individuals.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Nyunga kwaka.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɔk.ka/
  • Rhymes: -ɔkka
  • Hyphenation: quòk‧ka

Noun[edit]

quokka m (invariable)

  1. quokka (Setonix brachyurus)

References[edit]

  • quokka in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana