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Any of various herbivorous marsupials of the family Macropodidae of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, having short forelimbs and large hind limbs used for leaping, and including kangaroos, wallabies, and quokkas.

[New Latin Macropodidae, family name, from Macropus, type genus of family : Greek makro-, macro- + Greek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]


(Zoology) a marsupial which is a member of the family Macropodidae to which kangaroos belong
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After eight years of sitting as the conservation representative of the Queensland Macropod Management Committee, I know that the commercial killing of kangaroos is not clean, it's not green and it's not healthy.