Definition of Brush kangaroo
1. Noun. Any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored.
Generic synonyms: Kangaroo
Specialized synonyms: Common Wallaby, Macropus Agiles, Hare Wallaby, Kangaroo Hare, Nail-tailed Kangaroo, Nail-tailed Wallaby, Rock Kangaroo, Rock Wallaby, Paddymelon, Pademelon, Tree Kangaroo, Tree Wallaby
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Literary usage of Brush kangaroo
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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"The brush-kangaroo . . . frequents i the scrubs and rocky hills. ... 24: "Violet was so fast that she could catch the brush-kangaroo (the wallaby) within ..."
2. My Home in Tasmania: During a Residence of Nine Years by Mrs Charles Meredith (1852)
"Garden-making.—Walks and Rides.—Native Raspberry.—Old Don and the Kangaroo.—Tasmanian Quadrupeds.—Forest Kangaroo. — brush kangaroo.—Joey and Beppo. ..."
3. The History of Tasmania by John West (1852)
"The brush kangaroo (Macropus ... all the leather used in the colony for ladies' and gentlemen's boots and shoes is made from the skin of the brush kangaroo, ..."
4. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of by Great Exhibition, Robert Ellis (1851)
"179 Rug of tanned skins of brush-kangaroo. MILI.IGAN, J. 180 Carpenter's bench-screw. 181 Three pairs of shoe-lasts. 182 Three organ-pipes of Huron pine, ..."
5. Thrilling Stories of the Forest and Frontier by Roualeyn George Gordon Cumming (1869)
"The brush kangaroo is easily killed by the dogs; a grip in the throat or loins usually suffices. The boomer is a more awkward customer, and, if he can take ..."
6. Thrilling Adventures of Hunters: In the Old World and the New by Henry Clay Watson (1855)
"The brush kangaroo is easily killed by the dogs: A grip in the throat or loins usually suffices. The boomer is a more awkward customer, and, if he can take ..."