- any of several large kangaroos of the genus Macropus (Osphranter), of the grassy plains of Australia, especially M. robustus, having a reddish-gray coat and inhabiting rocky hills.
Origin of wallaroo
First recorded in 1820–30, wallaroo is from the Dharuk word wa-la-ru
Also called euro.
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Wallaroo, or whatever outlandish name you like to call the bird.A Very Naughty Girl
L. T. Meade
The Moonta and Wallaroo district was still richer in that precious metal.The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon
Jos Maria Gordon
Some of the finest crystals have been yielded by the copper-mines of South Australia, especially at Wallaroo.
- a large stocky Australian kangaroo, Macropus (or Osphranter) robustus, of rocky regions
C19: from native Australian wolarū
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