Definition of dibbler in English:

dibbler

noun

  • A marsupial mouse found in SW Australia. It is very rare and possibly extinct.

    • ‘This suggests that dibblers are essentially insectivorous dietary generalists and opportunists.’
    • ‘There are also reintroduced colonies of dibblers on Escape Island and Peniup Nature Reserve.’
    • ‘The dibbler was first discovered in the mid 1800's and at that time was considered to be scarce.’
    • ‘The dibbler breeds once a year during Autumn and the female can carry as many as eight young in their pouch.’
    • ‘In the early 19th century the dibbler was widely distributed over the southwest of Western Australia.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from dibble.

Pronunciation:

dibbler

/ˈdɪblə/