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Meaning of kangaroo

kan•ga•roo

Pronunciation: (kang"gu-r'), [key]
— pl. -roos, -roo.
  1. any herbivorous marsupial of the family Macropodidae, of Australia and adjacent islands, having a small head, short forelimbs, powerful hind legs used for leaping, and a long, thick tail: several species are threatened or endangered.
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