quagga

noun
quag·​ga | \ ˈkwa-gə How to pronounce quagga (audio) , ˈkwä- How to pronounce quagga (audio) \

Definition of quagga

: an extinct mammal (Equus quagga) of southern Africa that resembled and was related to the zebras

First Known Use of quagga

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quagga

obsolete Afrikaans (now kwagga), from Khoikhoi quácha

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“Quagga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quagga. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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