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wallaby

Syllabification: wal·la·by
Pronunciation: /ˈwäləbē
 
/

Definition of wallaby in English:

noun (plural wallabies)

An Australasian marsupial that is similar to, but smaller than, a kangaroo.
Example sentences
  • And all these animals lived there-big glider possums, pygmy possums, koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, wombats, platypus, just everything in the trees, on the ground and in the creeks.
  • It is also my first chance to see the wonderfully unique wildlife here; kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, pademelons, possums, and various unique birds.
  • So the extension of the term ‘marsupial’ is the set of all marsupials: kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and so on.

Origin

early 19th century: from Dharuk walabi or waliba.

Words that rhyme with wallaby

Willoughby • wannabe

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