quoll

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English[edit]

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a tiger quoll

Etymology[edit]

From the earlier form je-quoll, from Guugu Yimidhirr dhigul. Recorded by Banks[1] but then virtually forgotten for 150 years, with the term native cat used instead. Today readopted and gaining in popularity.[2]

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Noun[edit]

quoll (plural quolls)

  1. Any of the various carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus found in Australia and New Guinea, roughly the size of a cat.

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words, Oxford University Press, 1990, →ISBN, page 79-80 and 221-2.

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Verb[edit]

quoll

  1. First-person singular preterite of quellen.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of quellen.