[ 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
/ (ˈbuːŋɡærɪ) /
a tree kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, of northeastern Queensland
Word Origin for boongary
from a native Australian language
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