kangaroo vs wallaroo

kangaroo wallaroo


  • 1) A member of a family of large marsupials with strong hind legs for hopping, mainly found in Australia, scientific name macropod.
  • 2) Canada, attributive A hooded jacket with a front pocket, usually of fleece material, a kangaroo jacket.
  • 3) Any of various large herbivorous marsupials of the family Macropodidae of Australia and adjacent islands, having short forelimbs, large hind limbs used for leaping, and a long tapered tail.
  • 4) (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family Macropodidæ. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and feeble. The giant kangaroo (Macropus major) is the largest species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total length. The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus Dendrolagus, live in trees; the rock kangaroos, of the genus Petrogale, inhabit rocky situations; and the brush kangaroos, of the genus Halmaturus, inhabit wooded districts. See wallaby.
  • 5) (Zoöl.) the jerboa kangaroo. See under Jerboa.
  • 6) (Bot.) a perennial Australian forage grass (Anthistiria australis).
  • 7) (Bot.) the edible fruit of the Tasmanian plant Solanum aviculare.
  • 8) (Zoöl.) See Jumping mouse, under Jumping.
  • 9) any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
  • 10) A kind of chair.
  • 11) An early form of ‘safety’ bicycle which had a large wheel in front and a small one in the rear, the forks being connected by a curved backbone, as in the ordinary ‘high’ bicycle, but with the saddle back of the large wheel.
  • 12) A large marsupial mammal of Australia, Macropus giganteus; by extension, any herbivorous and saltatorial marsupial of the family Macropodidæ (which see for technical characters).
  • 13) plural In stock-exchange slang, West Australian mining shares.
  • 14) To practice kangaroo care on an infant; to hold a premature infant against the skin.
  • 15) To hunt kangaroo.
  • 16) To whip with a kangaroo-skin whip-lash.
  • 17) To hunt the kangaroo.
  • 18) To leap as a kangaroo, either literally or figuratively.
  • 19) Tohuntthekangaroo.


  • 1) The common wallaroo, Macropus robustus; the most common and widely spread species of the three.
  • 2) Any of three closely related species of moderately large macropods, intermediate in size between the kangaroos and the wallabies.
  • 3) Any of several large macropods of the genus Macropus, smaller than a kangaroo and larger than a wallaby, especially M. robustus, found throughout much of Australia.
  • 4) (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of kangaroos of the genus Macropus, especially Macropus robustus, sometimes called the great wallaroo.
  • 5) A native name of some of the great kangaroos, as Macropus robustus.


  • 1) To see a kangaroo would be to fulfil an ambition from childhood.
  • 2) All that's missing is a kangaroo steak.
  • 3) There was also time for the morale-boosting trip to see kangaroos.
  • 4) Not only might these be unworkable, but they would still be seen as kangaroo courts.
  • 5) It is made from kangaroo meat, which is very much like venison.
  • 6) I looked more like a kangaroo with her pouch hanging out to dry.
  • 7) I recently bought wild boar, kangaroo steaks and venison.
  • 8) It's a kangaroo's love pouch.
  • 9) Or an Aussie favourite - kangaroo steak.
  • 10) As an extreme example, if you want to cut out methane and you live in Australia you can eat only kangaroo.
  • 11) ‘In the wild, its main food supply consists of small wallabies and kangaroos, birds, lizards and probably frogs and crayfish.’
  • 12) ‘The forelimbs are smaller than the hindlimbs, but the disparity in size is not as great as in kangaroos and wallabies.’
  • 13) ‘Others later compared it to the sound of a kangaroo, or marsupials such as quolls.’
  • 14) ‘I was surrounded by at least a dozen baby kangaroos, wallabies, or koalas all my life.’
  • 15) ‘Officials ask how Australia and the United States would take to being told they couldn't hunt kangaroos or deer.’
  • 16) ‘This laconic roller of his own cigarettes was an authority on Australian marsupials, especially the kangaroos.’
  • 17) ‘This group includes all of the pouched animals, such as oppossums, kangaroos, and Tasmanian devils.’
  • 18) ‘Scientists have already developed working contraceptives for kangaroos.’
  • 19) ‘The jaguar is as much a symbol of Belize as the kangaroo is of Australia.’
  • 20) ‘However, there are no fossils of animals which appear to be intermediate between possums and kangaroos.’
  • 21) ‘It is a fact that we are cousins of gorillas, kangaroos, starfish, and bacteria.’
  • 22) ‘This year's Olympic Games turned the world's eye to the country of koalas and kangaroos.’
  • 23) ‘Thousands of years ago, there were giant kangaroos, huge wombats and six-metre long goannas.’
  • 24) ‘Several of the early timber splitters regularly hunted kangaroos or possums to solve this problem.’
  • 25) ‘The village itself was a bit of a tourist trap but we did get to see some crocs, cuddle a koala, feed some kangaroos, get bitten by a parrot.’
  • 26) ‘He is not even sure of what distinguishes a large wallaby from a small kangaroo.’
  • 27) ‘I had expected to find kangaroos, platypus and the various other marsupials.’
  • 28) ‘Even in rural Australia, however, kangaroos may have been less plentiful in the face of systematic destruction by pastoralists.’
  • 29) ‘It enables such animals as kangaroos to run faster than their muscles alone can take them.’
  • 30) ‘Australia did produce some giant forms such as giant kangaroos, which are now extinct.’


  • 1) ‘When I was a child I can remember I had kangaroo rats, wallabies, wallaroos, brush wallabies, all different marsupials as pets, and they were really very, very interesting.’
  • 2) ‘In Australia ‘kangaroo’ is used as a generic term covering different species of kangaroo, wallaby, and wallaroo of large and medium size.’
  • 3) ‘The old shovel then fell apart and the wallaroo turned on Zac, Mrs Sinton's cattle dog.’
  • 4) ‘Please note that I'm not a reactionary Xenophobic Euro-skeptic, it's just that I once went to Australia and discovered that the Euro (the intended currency for the whole of Europe) is a type of wallaby or wallaroo.’
  • 5) ‘I caught my first glimpses of wild rock wallaroos peering at us shyly from the safety of a rocky ledge.’
  • 6) ‘Shooters target primarily the red kangaroo, the eastern gray kangaroo, the western gray kangaroo, and the common wallaroo, with a smaller number of whiptail wallabies taken as well.’

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