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koala


ko·a·la  (k-?l)
n.
An arboreal Australian marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus) that has dense grayish fur, large ears, and sharp claws and feeds chiefly on the leaves of eucalyptus trees.

[Probably from misreading of earlier coola, koolah, from Dharuk gula, gulawany.]


koala  /kol/  n. a small furry animal from Australia that looks like a little bear and lives in trees: The koala, with its sweet eyes and big ears, is a symbol of Australia. koala

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