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[taz-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh]
  1. an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km). Capital: Hobart.
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Related formsTas·ma·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of tasmanian

  • The messenger boy, too, stopped to stare at the Tasmanian flamingo.

    Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective

    Ellis Parker Butler

  • This Tasmanian Wild Man outfit will do for a hermit disguise.

  • I'll now go to the Tasmanian Company's offices and hear all about the rescue.

  • The Tasmanian merchants met them on the shore of the royal province.

  • At one time a price of £100 was put on the head of the Tasmanian tiger.

British Dictionary definitions for tasmanian


  1. of or relating to Tasmania or its inhabitants
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Tasmania
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  1. an island in the S Pacific, south of mainland Australia: forms, with offshore islands, the smallest state of Australia; discovered by the Dutch explorer Tasman in 1642; used as a penal colony by the British (1803–53); mostly forested and mountainous. Capital: Hobart. Pop: 479 958 (2003 est). Area: 68 332 sq km (26 383 sq miles)Former name (1642–1855): Van Diemen's Land
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