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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  kangaroo \kan"ga*roo"\, n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the
     family Macropodid[ae]. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea,
     and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and
     a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and
     feeble. The giant kangaroo ({Macropus major) is the largest
     species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total
     length. The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus
     Dendrolagus, live in trees; the rock kangaroos, of the
     genus Petrogale, inhabit rocky situations; and the brush
     kangaroos, of the genus Halmaturus, inhabit wooded
     districts. See Wallaby.
     [1913 Webster]
     Kangaroo apple (Bot.), the edible fruit of the Tasmanian
        plant Solanum aviculare.
     Kangaroo grass (Bot.), a perennial Australian forage grass
        ({Anthistiria australis).
     Kangaroo hare (Zool.), the jerboa kangaroo. See under
     Kangaroo mouse. (Zool.) See Jumping mouse, under
        [1913 Webster]

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