koala

[koh-ah-luh] /koʊˈɑ lə/
noun
1.
a sluggish, tailless, gray, furry, arboreal marsupial, Phascolarctos cinereus, of Australia.
Origin
1800–10; erroneous spelling for earlier koola(h) (now obsolete) < Dharuk gú-la
Example Sentences for koala
The new grizzly exhibit and koala bears would have to do.
The koala makes a sound that should require a bison-size body.
Or a koala that climbed up a four-poster bed surprising a seventeen-year-old in her nightie.
She kept scrapbooks filled with images of pandas and koala bears.
Even the koala's brain has adapted to its harsh regimen.
The zoo offers animal feeding demonstrations and koala cuddling sessions.
She got a few kangaroo souvenirs for her family, as well as a couple of koala bear trophies.
Consider the plight of the koala bear, which can feed only on eucalyptus leaves.
Not the kangaroo or the koala story, but the camel story.
Although the place comes with its own cuddly koala bear and eucalyptus tree, there is still something missing.
British Dictionary definitions for koala
koala or koala bear (kəʊˈɑːlə)
 
n
Also called (Austral): native bear a slow-moving Australian arboreal marsupial, Phascolarctus cinereus, having dense greyish fur and feeding on eucalyptus leaves and bark
 
[from a native Australian language]
 
koala bear or koala bear
 
n
 
[from a native Australian language]

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Word Origin and History for koala
koala
1808, from the Aboriginal name of the animal, variously given as koola, kulla, kula.
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