wallaby

(redirected from wallabies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.

wallaby:

see kangarookangaroo,
name for a variety of hopping marsupials, or pouched mammals, of the family Macropodidae, found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. The term is applied especially to the large kangaroos of the genus Macropus.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

wallaby

any of various herbivorous marsupials of the genera Lagorchestes (hare wallabies), Petrogale (rock wallabies), Protemnodon, etc., of Australia and New Guinea, similar to but smaller than kangaroos: family Macropodidae
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
The All Blacks may be notoriously slow starters but they opened up this time bristling with determination and had an immediate injection of confidence when Christian Lealiifano's kick-off went out on the full.Within minutes they had pushed the Wallabies deep into their own territory where Richie Mo'unga opened the scoring with a penalty.
The Fijian-born winger also sparked their second half blitz by setting up their second try through Jack Goodhue before putting Wallabies fullback Israel Folau out of the game with a mid-air clash near the hour-mark.
As wallabies tend to follow watercourses, the spot between the rivers Leam and Itchen, by Eathorpe, would provide their ideal environment.
"Some people have told me they're worried about them but wallabies aren't vicious at all.
Blood chemistry analyses show that wallabies in the unlit wilds respond to darkness cues more than their naval neighbors do, Robert and colleagues report in the Oct.
The Bennett's wallabies, traditionally native to Tasmania, came from the menagerie of local landowner Henry Brocklehurst.
"They showed some good signs, they came to within three points after Will Genia's try, which I thought may have been a bit of a turning point, but then New Zealand showed their class and part of that was just some fundamental errors by the Wallabies. So you've just got to eradicate those basic mistakes, particularly against the All Blacks because they make you pay."
The new arrivals are always popular, particularly with our younger visitors, and I'm sure the wallabies will be a big hit."
WORLD Cup semi-finalists Australia and Wales will meet in a three-match series Down Under in 2012, the Wallabies announced yesterday.