Definition of blue flyer in English:

blue flyer

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noun

Australian
A female red kangaroo.
More example sentences
  • As we rode along the track, we saw red kangaroos, including the females which are called blue flyers.
  • Males are usually twice the size of females and are red in colour, the females tend to be a blue/grey and are nicknamed blue flyers.
  • Females, sometimes called blue flyers, are bluish gray and are smaller and faster than the males, reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour).

Origin

mid 19th century: blue, by association with the informal nickname for red-headed people (see blue1 (sense 7) of the noun)).

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