Tasmanian tiger


: a somewhat doglike carnivorous marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) that formerly inhabited Tasmania but is now considered extinct

called also Tasmanian wolf, thylacine

Illustration of Tasmanian tiger

Illustration of tasmanian tiger

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tasmanian tiger was circa 1891

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“Tasmanian tiger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tasmanian%20tiger. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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