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wal·la·by

 (wŏl′ə-bē)
n. pl. wal·la·bies or wallaby
Any of various marsupials of the family Macropodidae of Australia and adjacent islands, resembling kangaroos but generally smaller.

[Dharuk walaba.]
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wallaby

(ˈwɒləbɪ)
n, pl -bies or -by
1. (Animals) any of various herbivorous marsupials of the genera Lagorchestes (hare wallabies), Petrogale (rock wallabies), Protemnodon, etc, of Australia and New Guinea, similar to but smaller than kangaroos: family Macropodidae
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) on the wallaby on the wallaby track slang Austral (of a person) wandering about looking for work
[C19: from native Australian wolabā]

Wallaby

(ˈwɒləbɪ)
n, pl -bies
(Rugby) a member of the international Rugby Union football team of Australia
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wal•la•by

(ˈwɒl ə bi)

n., pl. -bies, (esp. collectively) -by.
any of certain small to medium-sized plant-eating marsupials of the kangaroo family, Macropodidae.
[1790–1800; < Dharuk wa-la-ba]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wallaby - any of various small or medium-sized kangarooswallaby - any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored
kangaroo - any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
common wallaby, Macropus agiles - a small wallaby having a height of 30 inches
hare wallaby, kangaroo hare - small Australian wallaby that resembles a hare and has persistent teeth
nail-tailed kangaroo, nail-tailed wallaby - small wallabies with a horny nail on the tip of the tail
rock kangaroo, rock wallaby - slender long-legged Australian wallabies living in caves and rocky areas
paddymelon, pademelon - small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea
tree kangaroo, tree wallaby - arboreal wallabies of New Guinea and northern Australia having hind and forelegs of similar length
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Translations

wallaby

[ˈwɒləbɪ] N (wallabies or wallaby (pl)) → ualabi m
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wallaby

[ˈwɒləbi] nwallaby mwall bars nplespalier mwall chart nplanche f murale
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wallaby

nWallaby nt
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wallaby

[ˈwɒləbɪ] nwallaby m inv
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