Wallaby

Wal"la*by

(?), n.;
pl. Wallabies (#).
[From a native name.] (Zol.) 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.]

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