paddymelon

[pad-ee-mel-uh n]

pademelon

or pad·dy·mel·on

[pad-ee-mel-uh n]
noun
  1. any of several small Australian wallabies, especially of the genus Thylogale.

Origin of pademelon

1820–30; perhaps < Dharuk, altered by folk etymology
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British Dictionary definitions for paddymelon

paddymelon

noun Australian
  1. a South African cucurbitaceous vine, Cucumis myriocarpus, widely naturalized in Australia
  2. Australian the melon-like fruit of this plant
  3. a variant spelling of pademelon

Word Origin for paddymelon

C19: of uncertain origin

pademelon

paddymelon

noun
  1. a small wallaby of the genus Thylogale, of coastal scrubby regions of Australia

Word Origin for pademelon

C19: from a native Australian name
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