pademelon

or pad·dy·mel·on

[pad-ee-mel-uh n]

Origin of pademelon

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

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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