Definitions for wallabyˈwɒl ə bi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wal•la•byˈwɒl ə bi(n.)(pl.)-bies; -by.
any of certain small to medium-sized plant-eating marsupials of the kangaroo family, Macropodidae.
Origin of wallaby:
1790–1800; < Dharuk wa-la-ba
wallaby, brush kangaroo(noun)
any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored
Any of several species of marsupial; usually smaller and stockier than kangaroos
Origin: From wolabā, an Australian Aboriginal word from New South Wales.
any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the genus Halmaturus, native of Australia and Tasmania, especially the smaller species, as the brush kangaroo (H. Bennettii) and the pademelon (H. thetidis). The wallabies chiefly inhabit the wooded district and bushy plains