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

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Origin of native cat

First recorded in 1875–80
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native cat

noun

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