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[wol-uh-roo] /ˌwɒl əˈru/
noun, plural wallaroos (especially collectively) wallaroo.
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.
Also called euro.
Origin of wallaroo
First recorded in 1820-30, wallaroo is from the Dharuk word wa-la-ru Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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noun (pl) -roos, -roo
a large stocky Australian kangaroo, Macropus (or Osphranter) robustus, of rocky regions
Word Origin
C19: from native Australian wolarū
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