Definition of tuan in English:

tuan

noun

  • another term for phascogale
    • ‘In Victoria they are known as Tuan while in Western Australia they are also called Common Wambengers.’
    • ‘The Brush-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa), also known as the Tuan, is a small, nocturnal, arboreal, carnivorous marsupial.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: an Aboriginal word.

Pronunciation:

tuan

/ˈtjuːən/