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boongary

[boong-guh-ree] /ˈbuŋ gə ri/
noun, plural boongaries.
1.
a small, tree-dwelling kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, inhabiting northeastern Queensland.
Also called Lumholtz's kangaroo.
Origin
Warrgamay
1885-1890
1885-90; < Warrgamay (Austral Aboriginal language spoken on the lower Herbert River, Queensland) bulŋgarri
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boongary

/ˈbuːŋɡærɪ/
noun
1.
a tree kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, of northeastern Queensland
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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