marsupial mouse


noun

any of various mouse-sized to rat-sized marsupials of the family Dasyuridae, occurring in Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania: some species are rare or endangered.
the mouselike crested-tailed Dasycercus cristicauda of Australian deserts.

Nearby words

  1. marston moor,
  2. marston, john,
  3. marsupial,
  4. marsupial bone,
  5. marsupial mole,
  6. marsupialization,
  7. marsupium,
  8. marsyas,
  9. mart,
  10. marta

Also called marsupial rat.

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British Dictionary definitions for marsupial mouse

marsupial mouse

noun

any mouselike insectivorous marsupial of the subfamily Phascogalinae: family Dasyuridae
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