Meaning of dibbler in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪblə/


  • A marsupial mouse found in south-western Australia. It is very rare and possibly extinct.

    Parantechinus apicalis, family Dasyuridae

    ‘In the early 19th century the dibbler was widely distributed over the southwest of Western Australia.’
    • ‘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.’


Early 19th century from dibble.