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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coat.

Usage examples (37)
  • The koala is the quaintest little creature imaginable.
  • "So in evolutionary terms the koala had to make a decision."
  • And I believe the koala was a bit shocked too to have the Mayor visiting his domain.
  • The reason the koala is called a koala bear is because the koala looks like a teddy bear. for more
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  • A "coaler" is a ship that transports coal, a "cola" is a carbonated soft drink, the "colla" is the neck or necklike bones, a "koala" is a bearlike animal found in Australia, while a "kola" is a type of tree found in Africa.
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