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1. kangaroo

any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail

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noun plural -roos
any large herbivorous marsupial of the genus Macropus and related genera, of Australia and New Guinea, having large powerful hind legs, used for leaping, and a long thick tail: family Macropodidae
See also rat kangaroo, tree kangaroo
2. (usually plural) stock exchange
an Australian share, esp in mining, land, or a tobacco company
verb -roos, -rooing or -rooed
3. informal
(of a car) to move forward or to cause (a car) to move forward with short sudden jerks, as a result of improper use of the clutch

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nounWord forms: plural ˌkangaˈroos or ˌkangaˈroo
any of various leaping, plant-eating marsupials (family Macropodidae) native to Australia and neighboring islands, with short forelegs, strong, large hind legs, and a long, thick tail: the female has a pouch, or marsupium, in front, for her young

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n. pl. kangaroo or kan·ga·roos
Any of various large herbivorous marsupials of the family Macropodidae of Australia and adjacent islands, having short forelimbs, large hind limbs used for leaping, and a long tapered tail.

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