Animal words in Oxford Dictionaries Online
Oxford Dictionaries Online is a treasure trove of weird and wonderful words, as well as practical help with grammar, English language usage, and writing. Among the 350,000 definitions and entries in our free online dictionary, you will find thousands of words related to animals, from abalone to zorse.
If you’ve never heard of a boodie (a burrowing rat-kangaroo found on islands off Western Australia) or a drupe (a small marine mollusc with a thick knobbly shell, found mainly in the Indo-Pacific), you can track down the definitions of these words and others in Oxford Dictionaries Online.
Explore more of the animal words in our free online Oxford Dictionary:
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