Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large kangaroo (Macropus robustus) having reddish or gray fur and living in the hilly regions of Australia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of three closely related species of moderately large macropods, intermediate in size between the kangaroos and the wallabies.
  • n. The common wallaroo, Macropus robustus; the most common and widely spread species of the three.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of kangaroos of the genus Macropus, especially Macropus robustus, sometimes called the great wallaroo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native name of some of the great kangaroos, as Macropus robustus.

Etymologies

Dharuk walaru.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dharug walaru. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The mammals include a number of well-known animals such as the eastern grey kangaroo Macropus giganteus, the red-necked wallaby M. rufogriseus, wallaroo M. robustus, koala Phasocarctos cinereus and wombat Vombatus ursinus, the greater glider Petaurus volans, the squirrel glider P. norfolcensis, mountain brushtailed possum Trichosurus caninus; also the rarer spotted-tailed quoll Dasyurus maculatus (VU), long-nosed potoroo Potorous tridactylus (VU), yellow-bellied glider Petaurus australis and brush-tailed rock wallaby Petrogale penicillata (VU).

    Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

  • It has not yet been determined by baraminologists whether kangaroos form a holobaramin with the wallaby, tree-kangaroo, wallaroo, pademelon and quokka, or if all these species are in fact apobaraminic or polybaraminic.

    Animals

  • The wallaroo can reach heights of 55 inches, enjoys rock climbing and grass and shrubs.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2009

  • Apparently, this wallaroo has the name Bandit, was some guy's pet until it escaped a couple weeks ago.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2009

  • Twenty two native mammals are found in the park including dingo Canis familiaris dingo, red kangaroo Macropus rufus, common wallaroo M. robustus, marsupial mole Notoryctes typhlops, spinifex hopping mouse Notomys alexis, several bat species including Australian false vampire Marcoderma gigas (V), bilby Macrotis lagotis (E), occasional short nosed echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus and several small marsupials and native rodents.

    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

  • Endemic mammals native to the sandstone massif include the Arnhem Land rock-rat (Zyzomys maini) and the black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus).

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • His pets -- Bucky Buckaroo the wallaroo and Pancho the goat -- escaped and wandered around St. Lucie County before being captured.

    January 2005

  • What's telling is to compile things like lists of English words for kangaroo or desert: roo, wallaby, wallaroo, joey, pademelon, euro ...

    languagehat.com: NOOTKA DICTIONARY.

  • HEMMER: Singer Vanilla Ice has found himself wrapped up with Florida officials after a goat and a wallaroo escaped from his yard.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2004

  • There is the kangaroo rat, very small; the "flying kangaroo," a rare animal of the squirrel species, but marsupial, which lives in trees; the wallaby, the wallaroo, the paddy-melon (medium varieties of kangaroo); the grey and the red kangaroo, the last the biggest and finest of the species.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Australia

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  • But apparently not a hybrid.

    January 28, 2009

  • A marsupial macropod that sits/hops on the spectrum on between wallaby and kangaroo.

    November 25, 2007