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wallaroo

Syllabification: wal·la·roo
Pronunciation: /ˌwôləˈro͞o
 
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Definition of wallaroo in English:

noun

A large Australian kangaroo, the female of which is paler than the male.
  • Genus Macropus, family Macropodidae: two species, in particular the common wallaroo (M. robustus)
Example sentences
  • When I was a child I can remember I had kangaroo rats, wallabies, wallaroos, brush wallabies, all different marsupials as pets, and they were really very, very interesting.
  • In Australia ‘kangaroo’ is used as a generic term covering different species of kangaroo, wallaby, and wallaroo of large and medium size.
  • The old shovel then fell apart and the wallaroo turned on Zac, Mrs Sinton's cattle dog.

Origin

early 19th century: from Dharuk walaru.

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