Definición de kangaroo en inglés:

kangaroo

Saltos de línea: kan¦ga|roo
Pronunciación: /ˌkaŋɡəˈruː
 
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sustantivo

A large plant-eating marsupial with a long powerful tail and strongly developed hindlimbs that enable it to travel by leaping, found only in Australia and New Guinea.
  • Genus Macropus, family Macropodidae: several species
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In the wild, its main food supply consists of small wallabies and kangaroos, birds, lizards and probably frogs and crayfish.
  • The forelimbs are smaller than the hindlimbs, but the disparity in size is not as great as in kangaroos and wallabies.
  • Others later compared it to the sound of a kangaroo, or marsupials such as quolls.

Origen

late 18th century: the name of a specific kind of kangaroo in an extinct Aboriginal language of North Queensland.

Frases

have kangaroos in the (or one's) top paddock

Australian informal Be mad or eccentric.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If you were invited to a barbie in the arvo by a guy who had kangaroos in his top paddock, in what country would you be enjoying your afternoon barbecue with your crazy host?
  • Caressa will continue to collect kangaroos even if people think she's got kangaroos in the top paddock!
  • If we think the citizens and governments of India and China will forego wealth and a higher standard of living for the good of the world, then we have kangaroos in the top paddock.

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