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Meaning of KANGAROO

Pronunciation:  `kanggu'roo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
 

KANGAROO is a 8 letter word that starts with K.

 

 See Also: brush kangaroo, family Macropodidae, giant kangaroo, great gray kangaroo, Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, kangaroo rat, Macropodidae, Macropus giganteus, marsupial, musk kangaroo, pouched mammal, rat kangaroo, wallaby

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Kan"ga*roo"\, n. [Said to be the native name.]
(Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the
family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea,
and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and
a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and
feeble. The giant kangaroo ({Macropus major}) is the largest
species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total
length. The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus
{Dendrolagus}, live in trees; the rock kangaroos, of the
genus {Petrogale}, inhabit rocky situations; and the brush
kangaroos, of the genus {Halmaturus}, inhabit wooded
districts. See {Wallaby}.



{Kangaroo apple} (Bot.), the edible fruit of the Tasmanian
   plant {Solanum aviculare}.

{Kangaroo grass} (Bot.), a perennial Australian forage grass
   ({Anthistiria australis}).

{Kangaroo hare} (Zo["o]l.), the jerboa kangaroo. See under
   {Jerboa}.

{Kangaroo mouse}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Jumping mouse}, under
   {Jumping}.

{Kangaroo rat} (Zo["o]l.), the potoroo.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a kangaroo in your dreams, refers to maternal and paternal protection. You may be expressing your nurturing and mothering nature. Alternatively, a kangaroo may symbolize aggression. Dreaming that a kangaroo attacks you, foretells that false accusations will damage and jeopardize your reputation.
 
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