Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: kangaroo  ,kang-gu'roo
  1. Any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
    "the indigenous fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"

Derived forms: kangaroos

Type of: marsupial, pouched mammal

Part of: family Macropodidae, Macropodidae

Encyclopedia: Kangaroo, Wisconsin