noun (plural wallabies; also wallaby) Etymology: Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) walabi, waliba Date: circa 1798 any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos (especially genus Macropus) — compare rock wallaby

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  • wallaby — [ walabi ] n. m. • 1848; mot indigène australien, par l angl. ♦ Kangourou de petite taille, de diverses espèces. Des wallabys ou des wallabies. ♢ Comm. Fourrure du rat musqué ou ondatra. ● wallaby, wallabies ou wallabys nom masculin (mot… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • wallaby — [wä′lə bē] n. pl. wallabies or wallaby [< Australian native name wolabā] any of various small and medium sized herbivorous marsupials (family Macropodidae) that are very similar to kangaroos …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Wallaby — Wallaby, Bezeichnung der kleinern Arten der Känguruhgattg. Macropus (s. Känguruhs). Felle zur Imitation von Skunks verwendet …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • wallaby — kind of small kangaroo, 1826, from native Australian wolaba …   Etymology dictionary

  • wallaby — ► NOUN (pl. wallabies) ▪ an Australasian marsupial similar to but smaller than a kangaroo. ORIGIN Dharuk (an Aboriginal language) …   English terms dictionary

  • Wallaby — Taxobox name = Wallabies image caption = Red necked Wallaby regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia infraclassis = Marsupialia ordo = Diprotodontia subordo = Macropodiformes familia = Macropodidae familia authority = in partA… …   Wikipedia

  • Wallaby — Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Wallaby » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts. Wallaby …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wallaby — /wol euh bee/, n., pl. wallabies, (esp. collectively) wallaby. any of various small and medium sized kangaroos of the genera Macropus, Thylogale, Petrogale, etc., some of which are no larger than rabbits: several species are endangered. [1790… …   Universalium

  • wallaby — /ˈwɒləbi / (say woluhbee) noun (plural wallabies or, especially collectively, wallaby) 1. any of various smaller members of the family Macropodidae, many resembling kangaroos, belonging to a number of different genera, as Macropus (as the tammar… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wallaby — {{#}}{{LM W45264}}{{〓}} {{[}}wallaby{{]}} ‹wa·lla·by› {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Canguro herbívoro de pequeño tamaño, que habita en las zonas rocosas australianas: • El wallaby salta ágilmente por las rocas más escarpadas.{{○}}… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

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