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wallaroo

[ wol-uh-roo ]
/ ˌwɒl əˈru /
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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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Also called euro.

Origin of wallaroo

First recorded in 1820–30, wallaroo is from the Dharuk word wa-la-ru
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British Dictionary definitions for wallaroo

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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