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wallaby Any of various medium-sized members of the kangaroo family of marsupial mammals, occurring chiefly in Australia. All species are herbivorous, feeding in open grassland at night. They move fast in a series of leaps, using both strong hind legs simultaneously, balanced by the tail. Length: head and body 45–105cm (18–41in); tail 33–75cm (13–30in). Family Macropodidae.

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wal·la·by / ˈwäləbē/ • n. (pl. -ies) an Australasian marsupial (family Macropodidae) that is similar to, but smaller than, a kangaroo. Several genera and numerous species include the agile wallaby (Macropus agilis).

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wallaby

wallaby XIX. — Austral. aboriginal word.

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wallaby

wallaby: see kangaroo.

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wallaby See MACROPODIDAE.

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