paddymelon
paddymelon paddymelon n. 1. Any of several small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea, especially those belonging to the genus {Thylogale}.

Syn: pademelon. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • paddymelon — /pad ee mel euhn/, n. pademelon. * * * …   Universalium

  • paddymelon — paddymelon1 noun Austral. a naturalized trailing or climbing plant with melon like fruit, native to Africa. [Cucumis myriocarpus.] Origin C19: prob. by erroneous assoc. with paddymelon2. paddymelon2 noun variant spelling of pademelon …   English new terms dictionary

  • paddymelon — pad·dy·melon …   English syllables

  • paddymelon — I. /ˈpædimɛlən/ (say padeemeluhn) noun either of two southern African plants, now widely distributed in Australia: 1. a. a trailing herb, Cucumis myriocarpus, which has small melon like fruit, harmful to stock. b. the fruit of this plant. 2. Also …   Australian English dictionary

  • paddymelon —   n. small wallaby …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • paddymelon — noun small reddish brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea • Syn: ↑pademelon • Hypernyms: ↑wallaby, ↑brush kangaroo • Member Holonyms: ↑Thylogale, ↑genus Thylogale …   Useful english dictionary

  • paddymelon stick — /ˈpædimɛlən stɪk/ (say padeemeluhn stik) noun Obsolete a short thin stick, thrown and traditionally used as a club by Aboriginal people hunting small game …   Australian English dictionary

  • pademelon — [ padɪˌmɛlən] (also paddymelon) noun a small wallaby inhabiting the coastal scrub of Australia and New Guinea. [Genus Thylogale: three species.] Origin C19 (earlier as paddymelon): prob. an alt. of Dharuk badimalion …   English new terms dictionary

  • pademelon — pad e*mel on n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several small reddish brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea, especially those belonging to the genus {Thylogale}; a paddymelon. See {Wallaby} [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pademelon — /pad ee mel euhn/, n. any of several small Australian wallabies, esp. of the genus Thylogale. Also, paddymelon. [1820 30; perh. < Dharuk, altered by folk etym.] * * * …   Universalium

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