native cat


noun

any of several catlike dasyures of the genus Dasyurus, of Australia and Tasmania: most populations are now rare.

Nearby words

  1. native american,
  2. native americans,
  3. native bear,
  4. native bush,
  5. native canadian,
  6. native companion,
  7. native dog,
  8. native elm bark beetle,
  9. native immunity,
  10. native oak

Origin of native cat

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for native cat

native cat

noun

Australian any of various Australian catlike carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus
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