- 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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- 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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