[ boong-guh-ree ]
/ ˈbuŋ gə ri /

noun, plural boon·ga·ries.

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


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Words nearby boongary

Origin of boongary

1885–90; < Warrgamay (Austral Aboriginal language spoken on the lower Herbert River, Queensland) bulŋgarri
Also called Lumholtz's kangaroo. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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