pademelon

noun

pad·​e·​melon
variants or less commonly paddymelon
ˈpadēˌmelən
plural pademelon also paddymelon or pademelons
: any of several small usually more or less reddish or chestnut brown wallabies with extensive distribution in Australia and New Guinea

Word History

Etymology

alteration (influence of melon) of earlier paddymalla, from native name in Australia

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“Pademelon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pademelon. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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