Halmaturus Bennettii
Wallaby Wal"la*by, n.; pl. {Wallabies}. [From a native name.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. [Written also {wallabee}, and {whallabee}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Halmaturus thetidis — Wallaby Wal la*by, n.; pl. {Wallabies}. [From a native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wallabee — Wallaby Wal la*by, n.; pl. {Wallabies}. [From a native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wallabies — Wallaby Wal la*by, n.; pl. {Wallabies}. [From a native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wallaby — Wal la*by, n.; pl. {Wallabies}. [From a native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whallabee — Wallaby Wal la*by, n.; pl. {Wallabies}. [From a native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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