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Wallaby   /wˈɑləbi/   Listen
Wallaby

noun
(pl. wallabies)  (Written also wallabee, and whallabee)
1.
Any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored.  Synonym: brush kangaroo.



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"Wallaby" Quotes from Famous Books



... name has been incorrectly applied in Australia, sometimes to the Bandicoot, sometimes to the Rock-Wallaby, and sometimes to the Wombat. In Tasmania, it is the usual bush-name ...
— A Dictionary of Austral English • Edward Morris

... about it," replied the Bower Bird in a tone of exaggerated, almost ridiculous sadness, for it was so anxious that the Kangaroo should think that it felt very deeply for her loss. "We were in the middle of a meeting at the time the Wallaby brought the news, and we were so sad that we nearly broke up our assembly. But it would have been a pity to do so, really, as the young birds enjoy themselves so much at the 'Bower of Pleasure.' But," said ...
— Dot and the Kangaroo • Ethel C. Pedley



Words linked to "Wallaby" :   kangaroo hare, pademelon, kangaroo, paddymelon, rock kangaroo, Macropus agiles, nail-tailed kangaroo, tree kangaroo



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