1. [syn: koala, koala bear, kangaroo bear, native bear, Phascolarctos cinereus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Koala \Ko*a"la\, n.
A tailless furry marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus), found
in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of her
neck. Called also Australian bear, koala bear, native
bear, and native sloth. The koala lives almost all of its
life in trees, moves sluggishly like a sloth, and eats
eucalyptus leaves almost exclusively.
[1913 Webster +PJC] Kob
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey
furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark
[syn: koala, koala bear, kangaroo bear, native
bear, Phascolarctos cinereus]