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kangaroo Syllabification: kan·ga·roo
Pronunciation: /ˌkaNGɡəˈro͞o/

Definition of kangaroo in English:

noun

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A large plant-eating marsupial with a long powerful tail and strongly developed hind limbs that enable it to travel by leaping, found only in Australia and New Guinea.
  • Genus Macropus, family Macropodidae: several species
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Late 18th century: the name of a specific kind of kangaroo in an extinct Aboriginal language of northern Queensland, Australia.

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