rock wallaby


Definition of rock wallaby

: any of various medium-sized kangaroos (genus Petrogale) having a gray or brown coat usually with distinctive markings

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Recent Examples on the Web Later, though, the officials found 16 rock wallabies sheltering at a waterfall. Matthew Abbott, New York Times, "Fires Left These Wallabies Nothing to Eat. Help Arrived From Above.," 18 Mar. 2020 Legend has it that Namondjok and Namarrgon, taking the form of short-eared rock wallabies, passed through the area and cut two crevices in the rock that are visible today. Smithsonian, "Learn more about Aboriginal Rock Art in the Northern Territory.," 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of rock wallaby

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Rock wallaby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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