ursine dasyure


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ursine \Ur"sine\, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See
   Ursa.]
   Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear.
   [1913 Webster]

   Ursine baboon. (Zool.) See Chacma.

   Ursine dasyure (Zool.), the Tasmanian devil.

   Ursine howler (Zool.), the araguato. See Illust. under
      Howler.

   Ursine seal. (Zool.) See Sea bear, and the Note under 1st
      Seal.
      [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

dasyure \das"y*ure\ (d[a^]s"[i^]*[=u]r), n. [Gr. dasy`s thick,
   shaggy + o'yra` tail: cf. F. dasyure.]
   1. (Zool.) A carnivorous catlike marsupial quadruped of
      Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus, called also
      native cat. There are several species.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

   2. (Zool.) any of several related animals, such as the
      Tasmanian devil; -- called also ursine dasyure.
      [PJC]
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