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noun, plural wal·la·roos, (especially collectively) wal·la·roo.
  1. 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
Also called euro.
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Some of the finest crystals have been yielded by the copper-mines of South Australia, especially at Wallaroo.

British Dictionary definitions for wallaroo


noun plural -roos or -roo
  1. a large stocky Australian kangaroo, Macropus (or Osphranter) robustus, of rocky regions
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Word Origin

C19: from native Australian wolarū
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