/wol'euh rooh"/, n., pl. wallaroos, (esp. collectively) wallaroo.
any of several large kangaroos of the genus Macropus (Osphranter), of the grassy plains of Australia, esp. M. robustus, having a reddish-gray coat and inhabiting rocky hills. Also called euro.
[1820-30; < Dharuk wa-la-ru]

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or euro

One of the four largest species of kangaroo.

The wallaroo (Macropus robustus) is smaller and stockier than the other three species (also in the genus Macropus); its colour varies from dark gray to pinkish brown. It lives in rocky country throughout Australia except in Victoria.

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also called  euro 

      either of two species of kangaroo-like mammals native to Australia and belonging to the genus Macropus. They are closely related to wallabies and kangaroos (kangaroo).

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