[ pad-ee-mel-uhn ]
/ ˈpæd iˌmɛl ən /
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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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How to use pademelon in a sentence
Paddy-melon/paddymelon/pademelon: One of several species of wallabies, of the genus Thylogalefound.Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses|A. B. Paterson
British Dictionary definitions for pademelon
/ (ˈpædɪˌmɛlən) /
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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