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parma wallaby

Line breaks: parma wal|laby
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːmə
 
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Definition of parma wallaby in English:

noun

A small dark brown Australian wallaby, restricted to the rainforests of New South Wales.
  • Macropus parma, family Macropodidae

Origin

mid 19th century: parma (probably from a New South Wales Aboriginal language) was applied by George Robert Waterhouse (1810–88), English naturalist.

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