Definition of fossa
- The fossa evolved on the catless island of Madagascar, where it became the ecological equivalent of a cat. With nothing else around to fill the role, the fossa became a sort of mini-leopard, hunting lemurs and other small animals in the forest at night.
- —Fiona Sunquist
Origin and Etymology of fossa
First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
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