Definition of quagga
: an extinct mammal (Equus quagga) of southern Africa that resembled and was related to the zebras
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But none, Egan writes, have been more destructive than the innocuous-seeming zebra and quagga mussels.
All that remains today are five photographs, taken between 1851 and 1872, and 23 stuffed quagga skins.
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Origin and Etymology of quagga
obsolete Afrikaans (now kwagga), from Khoikhoi quácha
First Known Use: 1785See Words from the same year
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