From the earlier form je-quoll, from Guugu Yimidhirr dhigul. Recorded by Banks but then virtually forgotten for 150 years, with the term native cat used instead. Today readopted and gaining in popularity.
quoll (plural quolls)
- Any of the various carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus found in Australia and New Guinea, roughly the size of a cat.
carnivorous marsupial of the genus Dasyurus
- ^ Joseph Banks, The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks, extended description following entry for 26 August 1770: Another was calld by the natives Je-Quoll: it is about the size and something like a polecat, of a light brown spotted with white on the back and white under the belly.
- ^ R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words, Oxford University Press, 1990, →ISBN, page 79-80 and 221-2.