Definition of Native cat

1. Noun. Carnivorous arboreal cat-like marsupials of Australia and Tasmania.

Exact synonyms: Dasyurus Viverrinus
Generic synonyms: Dasyure

Definition of Native cat

1. Noun. (Australia) The quoll; any member of the genus ''Dasyurus'' of carnivorous marsupials. '''1990''', R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words'', Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 79. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Native Cat

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Literary usage of Native cat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"The so-called native cat is not a cat at all, but a marsupial which ... The native cat is similar [to the Tiger Cat; qv] but smaller, and its fur is an ..."

2. My Home in Tasmania: During a Residence of Nine Years by Charles Meredith (1852)
"native cat.—Tiger-cat.—Native Tiger, or Hyena.— In at the Death.—Musk-rat.—Platypus.—Opossum Mouse.— Kangaroo Mouse. THE " Devil" is the name universally ..."

3. Cassell's Picturesque Australasia by Edward Ellis Morris (1890)
"The Dingo—His Ancestry—Dangerous Neighbours—The native cat—The Kangaroo—War to the ... native cat ..."

4. Cassell's Picturesque Australasia by Edward Ellis Morris (1888)
"The Dingo — His Ancestry — Dangerous Neighbours — The native cat — The Kangaroo — War to the Death ..."

5. Animal Products: Their Preparation, Commercial Uses, and Value by Peter Lund Simmonds (1877)
"... Wallabies and Wallaroos, hunted for their skins and flesh—Kangaroo-leather—fur cloaks—Smaller marsupials —Bandicoots—Koala or native cat, kangaroo rat, ..."

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