Pronunciation: (das'ē-yoor"), [key]
1. any of several nocturnal, carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus and related genera, of Australia, Tasmania, and nearby islands, typically having a reddish or olive-brown coat marked with white spots.
2. Also called ursine dasyure. any of several related animals, as the Tasmanian devil.
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