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wallaby

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noun, wal·la·by \ˈwä-lə-bē\

Simple Definition of wallaby

  • : an Australian animal that is like a small kangaroo

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wallaby

plural wallabies also wallaby

  1. :  any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos (especially genus Macropus) — compare rock wallaby

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Origin of wallaby

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) walabi, waliba


First Known Use: circa 1798


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