Origin of quagga
Examples from the Web for quagga
Hendrik now rose in his saddle, put spurs to his quagga, and followed the herd at full speed.
But, to his astonishment, he found that his quagga did not share his intention.
These colts were partially dun-coloured, and were striped on the legs more plainly than the real hybrid, or even than the quagga.
This gave Hendrik the advantage, who, heading his quagga diagonally, was soon upon the heels of the herd.
The quagga is made useful by the settlers near the Cape of Good Hope, and is taught to draw and to carry burdens.
British Dictionary definitions for quagga
noun plural -gas or -ga
Word Origin for quagga
Word Origin and History for quagga
zebra-like South African animal, 1785, from Afrikaans (1710), from the name for the beast in a native language, perhaps Hottentot quacha, probably of imitative origin. In modern Xhosa, the form is iqwara, with a clicking -q-. What was likely the last one died in an Amsterdam zoo in 1883.