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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tasmanian \Tas*ma"ni*an\ (t[a^]z*m[=a]"n[i^]*an), a.
     Of or pertaining to Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land. -- n. A
     native or inhabitant of Tasmania; specifically (Ethnol.), in
     the plural, the race of men that formerly inhabited Tasmania,
     but is now extinct.
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     Tasmanian cider tree. (Bot.) See the Note under
     Tasmanian devil. (Zool.) See under Devil.
     Tasmanian wolf (Zool.), a savage carnivorous marsupial; --
        called also zebra wolf. See Zebra wolf, under Wolf.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wolf \Wolf\, n.; pl. Wolves. [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin
     to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. [=u]lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv,
     Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk', L. lupus, Gr. ly`kos,
     Skr. v[.r]ka; also to Gr. "e`lkein to draw, drag, tear in
     pieces. [root]286. Cf. Lupine, a., Lyceum.]
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     1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of wild and savage
        carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely
        allied to the common dog. The best-known and most
        destructive species are the European wolf ({Canis lupus),
        the American gray, or timber, wolf ({Canis occidentalis),
        and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in
        packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.
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     2. (Zool.) One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae
        of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee
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     3. Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person
        or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled
        hard to keep the wolf from the door.
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     4. A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.
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     5. An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus. [Obs.]
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              If God should send a cancer upon thy face, or a wolf
              into thy side.                        --Jer. Taylor.
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     6. (Mus.)
        (a) The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an
            organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament.
        (b) In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective
            vibration in certain notes of the scale.
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     7. (Textile Manuf.) A willying machine. --Knight.
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     Black wolf. (Zool.)
        (a) A black variety of the European wolf which is common
            in the Pyrenees.
        (b) A black variety of the American gray wolf.
     Golden+wolf+(Zool.),+the+Thibetan+wolf+({Canis+laniger">Golden wolf (Zool.), the Thibetan wolf ({Canis laniger);
        -- called also chanco.
     Indian+wolf+(Zool.),+an+Asiatic+wolf+({Canis+pallipes">Indian wolf (Zool.), an Asiatic wolf ({Canis pallipes)
        which somewhat resembles a jackal. Called also landgak.
     Prairie wolf (Zool.), the coyote.
     Sea wolf. (Zool.) See in the Vocabulary.
     Strand wolf (Zool.) the striped hyena.
     Tasmanian wolf (Zool.), the zebra wolf.
     Tiger wolf (Zool.), the spotted hyena.
     To keep the wolf from the door, to keep away poverty; to
        prevent starvation. See Wolf, 3, above. --Tennyson.
     Wolf dog. (Zool.)
        (a) The mastiff, or shepherd dog, of the Pyrenees,
            supposed by some authors to be one of the ancestors of
            the St. Bernard dog.
        (b) The Irish greyhound, supposed to have been used
            formerly by the Danes for chasing wolves.
        (c) A dog bred between a dog and a wolf, as the Eskimo
     Wolf eel (Zool.), a wolf fish.
     Wolf fish (Zool.), any one of several species of large,
        voracious marine fishes of the genus Anarrhichas,
        especially the common species ({Anarrhichas lupus) of
        Europe and North America. These fishes have large teeth
        and powerful jaws. Called also catfish, sea cat, sea
        wolf, stone biter, and swinefish.
     Wolf net, a kind of net used in fishing, which takes great
        numbers of fish.
     Wolf's peach (Bot.), the tomato, or love apple
        ({Lycopersicum esculentum).
     Wolf spider (Zool.), any one of numerous species of running
        ground spiders belonging to the genus Lycosa, or family
        Lycosidae. These spiders run about rapidly in search of
        their prey. Most of them are plain brown or blackish in
        color. See Illust. in App.
     Zebra wolf (Zool.), a savage carnivorous marsupial
        ({Thylacinus cynocephalus) native of Tasmania; -- called
        also Tasmanian wolf.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zebra \Ze"bra\, n. [Pg. zebra; cf. Sp. cebra; probably from a
     native African name.] (Zool.)
     Any member of three species of African wild horses remarkable
     for having the body white or yellowish white, and
     conspicuously marked with dark brown or brackish bands.
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     Note: The true or mountain zebra ({Equus zebra syn. Asinus
           zebra) is nearly white, and the bands which cover the
           body and legs are glossy black. Its tail has a tuft of
           black hair at the tip. It inhabits the mountains of
           Central and Southern Africa, and is noted for its
           wariness and wildness, as well as for its swiftness.
           The second species ({Equus Burchellii syn. Asinus
           Burchellii or Equus quagga), known as Burchell's
           zebra, plains zebra, and dauw, is the most
           abundant, inhabiting the grassy plains of tropical and
           southern Africa, and differing from the preceding in
           not having dark bands on the legs, while those on the
           body are more irregular. It has a long tail, covered
           with long white flowing hair. Grevy's zebra ({Equus
           grevyi) is distinct from the others in being placed in
           the subgenus Dolichohippus, whereas the plains and
           mountain zebras are placed in the subgenus Hippotigris.
           More on zebras can be found at:
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     Zebra caterpillar, the larva of an American noctuid moth
        ({Mamestra picta). It is light yellow, with a broad black
        stripe on the back and one on each side; the lateral
        stripes are crossed with withe lines. It feeds on
        cabbages, beets, clover, and other cultivated plants.
     Zebra opossum, the zebra wolf. See under Wolf.
     Zebra parrakeet, an Australian grass parrakeet, often kept
        as a cage bird. Its upper parts are mostly pale greenish
        yellow, transversely barred with brownish black crescents;
        the under parts, rump, and upper tail coverts, are bright
        green; two central tail feathers and the cheek patches are
        blue. Called also canary parrot, scallop parrot,
        shell parrot, and undulated parrot.
     Zebra+poison+(Bot.),+a+poisonous+tree+({Euphorbia+arborea">Zebra poison (Bot.), a poisonous tree ({Euphorbia arborea)
        of the Spurge family, found in South Africa. Its milky
        juice is so poisonous that zebras have been killed by
        drinking water in which its branches had been placed, and
        it is also used as an arrow poison. --J. Smith (Dict.
        Econ. Plants).
     Zebra shark. Same as Tiger shark, under Tiger.
     Zebra spider, a hunting spider.
     Zebra swallowtail, a very large North American
        swallow-tailed butterfly ({Iphiclides ajax), in which the
        wings are yellow, barred with black; -- called also
     Zebra wolf. See under Wolf.
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