[ kwok-uh ]
/ ˈkwɒk ə /
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a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, inhabiting islands and swampy areas in southwestern Australia.
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Origin of quokka
First recorded in 1860–65, quokka is from the Nyungar word kwaka
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British Dictionary definitions for quokka
/ (ˈkwɒkə) /
a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, of Western Australia, occurring mostly on offshore islands
Word Origin for quokka
from a native Australian language
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