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boongary

[ boong-guh-ree ]
/ ˈbuŋ gə ri /
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noun, plural boon·ga·ries.

a small, tree-dwelling kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, inhabiting northeastern Queensland.

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Also called Lumholtz's kangaroo.

Origin of boongary

First recorded in 1885–90; from Warrgamay (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken on the lower Herbert River, Queensland) bulŋgarri

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British Dictionary definitions for boongary

boongary
/ (ˈbuːŋɡærɪ) /

noun

a tree kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, of northeastern Queensland

Word Origin for boongary

from a native Australian language
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