from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various herbivorous marsupials of the family Macropodidae of Australia and adjacent islands, having short forelimbs, large hind limbs adapted for leaping, and a long tapered tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a family of large marsupials with strong hind legs for hopping, mainly found in Australia, scientific name macropod.
- n. A hooded jacket with a front pocket, usually of fleece material, a kangaroo jacket.
- v. To practice kangaroo care on an infant; to hold a premature infant against the skin.
- v. To hunt kangaroo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large marsupial mammal of Australia, Macropus giganteus; by extension, any herbivorous and saltatorial marsupial of the family Macropodidæ (which see for technical characters).
- n. A kind of chair.
- n. 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.
- n. plural In stock-exchange slang, West Australian mining shares.
- To leap as a kangaroo, either literally or figuratively.
- To hunt the kangaroo.
- To whip with a kangaroo-skin whip-lash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
HEMMER: Marion Jones vowing not to answer questions for what she calls a kangaroo court.
And, gentlemen, the natural historians tell us that the kangaroo is the only animal which the Lord ever made that cannot put its tail between its legs.
Is Obama planning on prosecute them in kangaroo courts?
The kangaroo is unique in its design because it utilizes a 2 tone frosted effect, with a lighter “white gold” as the base color, and a darker gold color frosted over top.
Plus the kangaroo is such a ubiquitous symbol of Australia that collectors around the globe feel that they truly own a piece of Australia when they buy a gold kangaroo.
Kangaroo get some bitches: P marz lmao. .that captain kangaroo bit sold it for me. im there!!!
The kangaroo is a painted stencil, about yay high, on the uphill side of the road.
The word kangaroo court comes to mind - Oh, well done Melanie!
April 16th, 2008 at 5: 26 am omg da baby kangaroo is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awwww wish i could pet it it looks soooo innnocent and harmless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Coffee comes in "kangaroo cups" with a pouch or shelf for chocolate.