an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km).
of or relating to Tasmania or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Tasmania
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. 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
noun 1. a pendent ornament consisting commonly of a bunch of threads, small cords, or other strands hanging from a roundish knob or head, used on clothing, in jewelry, on curtains, etc. 2. something resembling this, as the inflorescence of certain plants, especially that at the summit of a stalk of corn. verb (used with […]