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kangaroo

EN[kaŋɡəˈɹuː] [ˌkæŋɡəˈɹu]
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WKangaroo
  • The kangaroo /ˌkæŋɡəˈruː/ is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning 'large foot').
  • The terms "kangaroo", "wallaroo", and "wallaby" all refer to members of the same taxonomic family, Macropodidae, and the genus Macropus includes some wallaroos and wallabies.
  • Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. Like most marsupials, female kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium in which joeys complete postnatal development.
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    Definition of kangaroo in English Dictionary

  • NounPLkangaroos
    1. A member of the Macropodidae family of large marsupials with strong hind legs for hopping, native to Australia.
      1. (Canada, attributive) A hooded jacket with a front pocket, usually of fleece material, a kangaroo jacket.
      2. VerbSGkangaroosPRkangarooingPT, PPkangarooed
        1. To practice kangaroo care on an infant; to hold a premature infant against the skin.
          1. To hunt kangaroo.
            1. To drive a motor car very jerkily.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • He has been one of the main beneficiaries of a revamped pre-season program that has seen the Kangaroos doing more gridiron-based repeat power efforts and speedwork.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs

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                Grammatically, this word "kangaroo" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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