[ wol-uh-roo ]
/ ˌwɒl əˈru /
noun, plural wal·la·roos, (especially collectively) wal·la·roo.
any of several large kangaroos of the genus Macropus (Osphranter), of the grassy plains of Australia, especially M. robustus, having a reddish-gray coat and inhabiting rocky hills.
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Origin of wallaroo
First recorded in 1820–30, wallaroo is from the Dharuk word wa-la-ru
Words nearby wallaroo
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Example sentences from the Web for wallaroo
Wallaroo, or whatever outlandish name you like to call the bird.A Very Naughty Girl|L. T. Meade
The Moonta and Wallaroo district was still richer in that precious metal.The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon|Jos Maria Gordon
Some of the finest crystals have been yielded by the copper-mines of South Australia, especially at Wallaroo.
British Dictionary definitions for wallaroo
/ (ˌwɒləˈruː) /
noun plural -roos or -roo
a large stocky Australian kangaroo, Macropus (or Osphranter) robustus, of rocky regions
Word Origin for wallaroo
C19: from native Australian wolarū
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