American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various marsupials of the genus Wallabia and related genera, of Australia and adjacent islands, related to the kangaroos but generally smaller and often having a colorful coat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A general native name of the smaller kangaroos of Australia, especially those of the genera Halmaturus and Petrogale; a rock-kangaroo.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the genus Halmaturus, native of Australia and Tasmania, especially the smaller species, as the brush kangaroo (Halmaturus Bennettii) and the pademelon (Halmaturus thetidis). The wallabies chiefly inhabit the wooded district and bushy plains.
- n. any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored
- From wolabā, an Australian Aboriginal word from New South Wales. (Wiktionary)
- Dharuk walaba. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A unique antimicrobial has been discovered in wallaby milk that could be used in hospitals to fight deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria”
“But the wallaby is a kangaroo, it's just a different size of kangaroo.”
“The wallaby is a smaller kind of kangaroo which is also hunted.”
“There is also a small kind of kangaroo, called the wallaby, which, though I have not hunted, I have eaten.”
“Until this very moment I thought a wallaby was a kind of shoe, so you need to help me out.”
“The wallaby is a favourite food of the Tasmanian devil, yet the speed of this fellow's appearance has surprised even Mr King.”
“The toys that Grooms remembers best from his childhood were a clawless hammer he wouldn't be without and a "wallaby," a play car that was steered with the feet and powered by pumping a”
“One correction, the wildlife manager says there hasn't been a documented sighting since 1990, but the Honolulu Advertiser noted a wandering wallaby in 2002.”
“On reading your pages we promptly were greeted with something a wallaby might have excreted:”
“Good news for Guadelupe fur seal, Bahian tree rat and bridled nailtail wallaby – but survey warns rate of extinctions still accelerating• One in five plant species face extinction•'Lost 'amphibian species rediscovered”
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