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koala

[koh-ah-luh] /koʊˈɑ lə/
noun
1.
a sluggish, tailless, gray, furry, arboreal marsupial, Phascolarctos cinereus, of Australia.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; erroneous spelling for earlier koola(h) (now obsolete) < Dharuk gú-la
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koala

/kəʊˈɑːlə/
noun
1.
a slow-moving Australian arboreal marsupial, Phascolarctus cinereus, having dense greyish fur and feeding on eucalyptus leaves and bark Also called (Austral) native bear
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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Word Origin and History for koalas

koala

n.

Australian marsupial, 1808, from the Aboriginal name of the animal, variously given as koola, kulla, kula.

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