Definition of planigale in English:

planigale

Pronunciation /ˌplanɪˈɡeɪli//ˈplanɪɡeɪl/

noun

  • A very small mouse-like carnivorous marsupial with a long tail, native to Australia and New Guinea.

    • ‘Common Planigales inhabit rainforest, eucalypt forest, heathland, marshland, grassland and rocky areas where there is surface cover, and usually close to water.’
    • ‘Another surprise was the apparent association of Planigale populations with tall grasslands on the Tweed Coast.’

Origin

1940s: modern Latin, from Latin planus ‘flat’ (referring to the flat skull of the marsupial), on the pattern of phascogale.

Pronunciation

planigale

/ˌplanɪˈɡeɪli//ˈplanɪɡeɪl/