Macropus major
kangaroo kan"ga*roo", n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Kangaroo apple} (Bot.), the edible fruit of the Tasmanian plant {Solanum aviculare}.

{Kangaroo grass} (Bot.), a perennial Australian forage grass ({Anthistiria australis}).

{Kangaroo hare} (Zo["o]l.), the jerboa kangaroo. See under {Jerboa}.

{Kangaroo mouse}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Jumping mouse}, under {Jumping}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Anthistiria australis — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Kangaroo apple — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo grass — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo hare — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo mouse — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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