quag·ga (kwăgə, kwŏgə)
An equid (Equus quagga subsp. quagga) of southern Africa, extinct since the late 1800s. It was brownish with stripes only on the head, neck, and front of the body.
[Earlier Afrikaans (now spelled kwagga), from Khoikhoi !ua-xa, perhaps imitative of its braying.]
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