Definition of Tree kangaroo

1. Noun. Arboreal wallabies of New Guinea and northern Australia having hind and forelegs of similar length.

Exact synonyms: Tree Wallaby
Generic synonyms: Brush Kangaroo, Wallaby
Group relationships: Dendrolagus, Genus Dendrolagus

Definition of Tree kangaroo

1. Noun. Any of several Australian macropods, of the genus ''Dendrolagus'', adapted for life in the trees ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tree Kangaroo

tree cricket
tree diagram
tree farm
tree farmer
tree farming
tree farms
tree frog
tree frogs
tree fuchsia
tree heath
tree house
tree houses
tree hugger
tree huggers
tree kangaroo (current term)
tree kangaroos
tree kingfisher
tree kingfishers
tree lawn
tree line
tree lizard
tree lupine
tree mallow
tree martin
tree measurement sale
tree of heaven
tree of knowledge
tree of the gods
tree onion

Literary usage of Tree kangaroo

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1. Cecil's Books of Natural History by Selim Hobart Peabody (1880)
"effect, stunning them, or breaking their legs so that they can not escape. The tree kangaroo ... tree kangaroo ..."

2. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"The fur of the tree kangaroo is so remarkably dark that its deep tinting serves- as an infallible mark of distinction, by means of which it may be ..."

3. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1883)
"There was a very fine tree kangaroo in the Zoological Gardens about 1865 or 1866. ... THE first animal upon our list is the remarkable tree kangaroo ..."

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