an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km).
an island in the S Pacific, south of mainland Australia: forms, with offshore islands, the smallest state of Australia; discovered by the Dutch explorer Tasman in 1642; used as a penal colony by the British (1803–53); mostly forested and mountainous. Capital: Hobart. Pop: 479 958 (2003 est). Area: 68 332 sq km (26 383 sq miles) Former name (1642–1855) Van Diemen’s Land
noun 1. an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km). Capital: Hobart. adjective 1. of or relating to Tasmania or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Tasmania noun 1. an island in the S Pacific, south of mainland Australia: forms, with offshore […]
noun 1. a small, predacious marsupial, Sarcophilus harrisii, of Tasmania, having a black coat with white patches: its dwindling population is now confined to isolated areas. Tasmanian devil noun 1. a small ferocious carnivorous marsupial, Sarcophilus harrisi, of Tasmania, having black fur with pale markings, strong jaws, and short legs: family Dasyuridae Also called ursine […]
noun 1. thylacine. Tasmanian wolf noun 1. other names for thylacine
noun 1. a part of the Pacific Ocean between SE Australia and New Zealand. noun 1. the part of the Pacific between SE Australia and NW New Zealand