Tasmanian tiger


Definition of Tasmanian tiger

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

called also Tasmanian wolf, thylacine

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circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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