Definition of Koala

1. Noun. Sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark.

Definition of Koala

1. n. A tailless marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus), found in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of her neck. Called also Australian bear, native bear, and native sloth.

Definition of Koala

1. Noun. A tree-dwelling marsupial that resembles a small bear with a broad head, large ears and sharp claws, mainly found in eastern Australia. ¹

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Definition of Koala

1. an Australian mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Koala

1. A tailless marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus), found in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of her neck. Synonym: Australian bear, native bear, and native sloth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Koala

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koala (current term)
koala bear
koala bears

Literary usage of Koala

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1900)
"Mr James Johnstone confirmed and extended my observations, but in two young specimens of the koala his results were not such as might have been anticipated. ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"but no canini; in the upper, two long incisors in front, a few small ones on the sides, and two small canines. It comprehends but one genus. koala, Cuv. ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"In 1794 the first steps were taken toward the establishment at Knoxville of Blount college, the parent of the present university. koala KNYPHAUSEN ..."

4. Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, Edward William Brayley (1825)
"On the Teeth of the koala. By JE Gray, Esq. Cuvier, in his Animal Kingdom, only describes the cutting •teeth of the koala. ..."

5. Read & Understand Stories & Activities Grade 3 by Jo Ellen Moore (1997)
"But a koala is a special kind of mammal called a marsupial. A female marsupial has a pouch on ... When a koala baby is born, it is blind and has no hair. ..."

6. Fur-bearing Animals in Nature and in Commerce by Henry Poland (1892)
"The size of an adult koala is from 18 to 24 inches. ... The koala is a vegetarian, and lives in the giant Eucalyptus or Blue Gum trees, on the foliage of ..."

7. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1855)
"... under the names of "monkeys" and " bears." ^8-920.-The koala (PAo^ia«,».™«™). The only species of the habits of which we know anything is the koala (P. ..."

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