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A large Australian kangaroo, the female of which is paler than the male.
- ‘In Australia ‘kangaroo’ is used as a generic term covering different species of kangaroo, wallaby, and wallaroo of large and medium size.’
- ‘The old shovel then fell apart and the wallaroo turned on Zac, Mrs Sinton's cattle dog.’
- ‘When I was a child I can remember I had kangaroo rats, wallabies, wallaroos, brush wallabies, all different marsupials as pets, and they were really very, very interesting.’
- ‘Shooters target primarily the red kangaroo, the eastern gray kangaroo, the western gray kangaroo, and the common wallaroo, with a smaller number of whiptail wallabies taken as well.’
- ‘I caught my first glimpses of wild rock wallaroos peering at us shyly from the safety of a rocky ledge.’
- ‘Please note that I'm not a reactionary Xenophobic Euro-skeptic, it's just that I once went to Australia and discovered that the Euro (the intended currency for the whole of Europe) is a type of wallaby or wallaroo.’
Early 19th century: from Dharuk walaru.
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