Definition of Giant kangaroo

1. Noun. Very large greyish-brown Australian kangaroo formerly abundant in open wooded areas.

Exact synonyms: Great Grey Kangaroo, Macropus Giganteus
Generic synonyms: Kangaroo
Group relationships: Genus Macropus, Macropus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Kangaroo

giant forest hog
giant foxtail
giant frog
giant frogs
giant fulmar
giant garlic
giant gastric folds
giant granadilla
giant helleborine
giant hives
giant hornet
giant house spider
giant hypertrophy of gastric mucosa
giant hyssop
giant kangaroo (current term)
giant kettle
giant lizard
giant lymph node hyperplasia
giant magnetoresistance
giant melanosome
giant moa
giant molecule
giant molecules
giant northwest shipworm
giant osteoid osteoma
giant panda
giant pandas
giant pangolin
giant pangolins

Literary usage of Giant kangaroo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Fur Traders and Fur Bearing Animals by Marcus Petersen (1914)
"Kangaroo flesh is said to be excellent eating, but the giant kangaroo is hunted principally for its skin which is largely used in the manufacture of shoes. ..."

2. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookedited by Charles Morris edited by Charles Morris (1921)
"... the giant kangaroo (1/. gigan- feu«), the red kangaroo ( l/, ruf ив), the brush kangaroo ( .1/. ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"M. пщ/ог is the giant kangaroo, or forester. See forester, 4, and cut under kangaroo. —2f. A generic name which has been variously used for certain fishes, ..."

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