wallaroo


wal·la·roo

noun \ˌwä-lə-ˈrü\
plural wal·la·roos

Definition of WALLAROO

1
:  a large reddish-gray kangaroo (Macropus robustus) —called also euro
2
:  either of two kangaroos (Macropus antelopinus and M. bernardus) related to the wallaroo

Origin of WALLAROO

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) walaru
First Known Use: circa 1826

wallaroo

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

One of the four largest species of kangaroo. The wallaroo (Macropus robustus) is smaller and stockier than the other three species (also in the genus Macropus); its colour varies from dark gray to pinkish brown. It lives in rocky country throughout Australia except in Victoria.

Variants of WALLAROO

wallaroo or euro

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