pademelon

noun pad·e·melon \ˈpadēˌmelən\
variants: less commonly

paddymelon

\ˈpadēˌmelən\

Definition of pademelon

plural

pademelon

also

paddymelon

or

pademelons

  1. :  any of several small usually more or less reddish or chestnut brown wallabies with extensive distribution in Australia and New Guinea

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Origin and Etymology of pademelon

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


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