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Meaning of WALLABY

Pronunciation:  'wâlubee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos often brightly colored
 

WALLABY is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: brush kangaroo
 
 See Also: common wallaby, hare wallaby, kangaroo, kangaroo hare, Macropus agiles, nail-tailed kangaroo, nail-tailed wallaby, paddymelon, pademelon, rock kangaroo, rock wallaby, tree kangaroo, tree wallaby

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wal"la*by\, n.; pl. {Wallabies}. [From a native name.]
(Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the
genus {Halmaturus}, native of Australia and Tasmania,
especially the smaller species, as the brush kangaroo ({H.
Bennettii}) and the pademelon ({H. thetidis}). The wallabies
chiefly inhabit the wooded district and bushy plains.
[Written also {wallabee}, and {whallabee}.]

 

 

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