Any of various herbivorous marsupials of the family Macropodidae of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, having short forelimbs and large hind limbs used for leaping, and including kangaroos, wallabies, and quokkas.
[New Latin Macropodidae, family name, from Macropus, type genus of family : Greek makro-, macro- + Greek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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