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kangaroo

kan·ga·roo

kangaroo

 
pronunciation:
kaeng g ru
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part of speech: noun
inflections: kangaroo, kangaroos
definition: a mammal with long pointed ears, short front legs, and big, powerful back legs. Kangaroos use their large tails for balance when hopping. Kangaroos are marsupials that live in Australia and New Guinea. The females have a pouch in their belly, where they carry their baby for a few months after it is born. Some kinds of kangaroos are as small as rabbits; other kinds are as large as grown humans.
 
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