pademelon

or pad·dy·mel·on

[ pad-ee-mel-uhn ]
/ ˈpæd iˌmɛl ən /

noun

any of several small Australian wallabies, especially of the genus Thylogale.

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Origin of pademelon

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

pademelon

paddymelon

/ (ˈpædɪˌmɛlən) /

noun

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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