quokka

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noun quok·ka \ˈkwä-kə\

Definition of quokka

  1. :  a stocky herbivorous marsupial (Setonix brachyurus of the family Macropodidae) of southwestern Australia that has a short tail

Origin and Etymology of quokka

Nyungar (Australian aboriginal language of southwest Western Australia) gwaga


First Known Use: 1830


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