any of several catlike dasyures of the genus Dasyurus, of Australia and Tasmania: most populations are now rare.
Words nearby native cat
Origin of native cat
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for native cat
Australian any of various Australian catlike carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus
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