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kangaroo British & World English

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

grey kangaroo British & World English

A large forest-dwelling kangaroo native to Australia

kangaroo bar British & World English

A strong metal grille fitted to the front of a motor vehicle to protect it from impact damage; a bull bar

kangaroo care British & World English

A method of caring for a premature baby in which the infant is held in skin-to-skin contact with a parent, typically the mother, for as long as possible each day

kangaroo dog British & World English

A large dog trained to hunt kangaroos

kangaroo fly British & World English

A small biting fly which causes intense irritation

kangaroo hunt British & World English

An operation in which kangaroos are culled; a kangaroo drive

kangaroo jack British & World English

A heavy-duty lever-action device for lifting heavy objects

kangaroo paw British & World English

An Australian plant which has long strap-like leaves and tubular flowers with woolly outer surfaces

kangaroo rat British & World English

A seed-eating hopping rodent with large cheek pouches and long hind legs, found from Canada to Mexico

kangaroo tail British & World English

Meat from a kangaroo’s tail

kangaroo tick British & World English

A tick which infests kangaroos or wallabies, one species of which can severely affect humans through its bite

kangaroo vine British & World English

An Australian evergreen climbing plant of the vine family, grown as a houseplant

rat-kangaroo British & World English

A small rat-like Australian marsupial with long hindlimbs used for hopping

red kangaroo British & World English

A large kangaroo of Australian grasslands, the male of which has a russet-red coat and the female (also called blue flyer) typically a blue-grey coat

tree kangaroo British & World English

An agile tree-climbing kangaroo with a long furred tail, and fore- and hindlimbs that are of almost equal length, found in the rainforests of Queensland and New Guinea

kangaroo court British & World English

An unofficial court held by a group of people in order to try someone regarded, especially without good evidence, as guilty of a crime or misdemeanour

kangaroo dance British & World English

An Aboriginal dance in which the movements of a kangaroo are represented

kangaroo drive British & World English

An expedition to cull kangaroos

kangaroo fence British & World English

A barrier erected to protect agricultural land from kangaroos

kangaroo grass British & World English

A fodder grass which grows in very tall tussocks

kangaroo mouse British & World English

A small seed-eating hopping rodent with large cheek pouches and long hind legs, found in North America

kangaroo route British & World English

The air route between Australia (especially Sydney) and London

kangaroo shoot British & World English

An operation in which kangaroos are culled; a kangaroo drive

kangaroo steamer British & World English

A stew made from kangaroo meat

old man kangaroo British & World English

A fully grown male kangaroo

kangaroo flies in kangaroo fly British & World English

A small biting fly which causes intense irritation