kangaroo

kan·ga·roo - [kang-guh-roo] - /?kæ?g??ru/

Noun, plural kan·ga·roos ( especially collectively ) kan·ga·roo.
1. any herbivorous marsupial of the family Macropodidae, of Australia and adjacent islands, having a small head, short forelimbs, powerful hind legs used for leaping, and a long, thick tail: several species are threatened or endangered.

Origin:
1760–70;  < Guugu  Yimidhirr (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Cooktown, N Queensland) ga?-urru  large black or gray species of kangaroo

Example Sentences:
These scientists are being tried in a kangaroo court of the general public.
Kangaroo paw adds a touch of drama to the palette of olive and gray-greens.
Back in the den, there was this kangaroo giving birth on tv.
The killings were semi-legal, with kangaroo courts quickly convened and a   majority of the harmless prisoners released.
Researchers first recognized the value of turbinals three decades ago in kangaroo rats.
Either way if you actually mix a little vermouth with your vodka it's called a kangaroo.
If the collider were in a nation known for kangaroo courts, you better believe the court would have taken the case.
Elsewhere they have gone to court for the blunt-nosed leopard lizard and the giant kangaroo rat.
As the number of seed-producing plants has declined, so has the kangaroo rat's population, but the species survives.
As the creature grows up into a kangaroo, the rancher trains it to box.

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