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Petrogale

Definition:

a mammal genus of rock wallabies

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Petrogale*
(* Petrogale may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

rock wallaby

Etymology:

Ancient Greek πέτρος (petros, "rock") + γαλέη (galeē, "weasel").
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Rock-wallaby | rock-wallabies | Petrogale

the wallabies of the genus Petrogale. The medium-sized, often colourful and extremely agile rock-wallabies live where rocky, rugged and steep terrain can provide daytime refuge. Males are slightly larger than females with a body length of up to 59 cm... (40 of 1439 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rock-wallaby

Merriam-Webster:

rock wallaby | Petrogale [genus]

any of various medium-sized kangaroos (genus Petrogale) having a gray or brown coat usually with distinctive markings (17 of 31 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rock wallaby

Wiktionary:

Petrogale | Petrogale penicillata [subtype]

A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Macropodinae -- certain of the wallabies. (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Petrogale

Encarta Dictionary:

rock wallaby | rock wallabies [plural] | Petrogale [genus]

a medium-sized marsupial with large padded hind feet, found in open rocky country. Native to: Australia. Genus Petrogale. (18 of 35 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861705800​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Petrogale

Origin: Ancient Greek πέτρος (petros, "rock") + γαλέη (galeē, "weasel").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Petrogale

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Petrogale

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Petrogale"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Petrogale

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