Kangaroo meaning

kănggə-ro͝o
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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.
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The definition of a kangaroo is a hopping animal with a long tail from Australia famous for carrying around its young in a pouch on the mother's body.

An example of a kangaroo is the animal at the zoo that hops around on its hind legs.

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Any of various leaping, plant-eating marsupials (family Macropodidae) native to Australia and neighboring islands, with short forelegs, strong, large hind legs, and a long, thick tail: the female has a ventral pouch, or marsupium, for her young.
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(Canada) A hooded jacket with a front pocket, usually of fleece material, a kangaroo jacket.
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To practice kangaroo care on an infant; to hold a premature infant against the skin.
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To hunt kangaroo.
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Slang for an Australian stock.
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A member of the Macropodidae family of large marsupials with strong hind legs for hopping, native to Australia. [from 18th c.]
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Origin of kangaroo

  • Guugu Yimidhirr (Pama-Nyungan language of northeast Australia) gaŋurru

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Guugu Yimidhirr gangurru (“eastern grey kangaroo”).

    From Wiktionary