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pademelon

or paddymelon

[pad-ee-mel-uh n] /ˈpæd iˌmɛl ən/
noun
1.
any of several small Australian wallabies, especially of the genus Thylogale.
Origin of pademelon
1820-1830
1820-30; perhaps < Dharuk, altered by folk etymology
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British Dictionary definitions for pademelon

pademelon

/ˈpædɪˌmɛlən/
noun
1.
a small wallaby of the genus Thylogale, of coastal scrubby regions of Australia
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian name
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