quokka


quok·ka

noun \ˈkwä-kə\

Definition of QUOKKA

:  a stocky herbivorous marsupial (Setonix brachyurus of the family Macropodidae) of southwestern Australia that has a short tail

Origin of QUOKKA

Nyungar (Australian aboriginal language of southwest Western Australia) gwaga
First Known Use: 1830

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