1. quagga

noun. mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century.


  • equine
  • Equus
  • equid
  • Equus quagga


  • quagga (Dutch)

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Example sentences of the word quagga

1. Adverb
When the plains zebra (Equus quagga) stands still in the tall grass of the African savanna, his broad vertical striping blends in with the grass stems and renders him almost invisible to a predator.

2. Adjective
Boaters on Lake Pleasant must drain, clean and dry boats to prevent further spread of quagga mussels.

3. Noun, singular or mass
African farmers hunted the quagga for meat and his hide, which was used to make leather.