boongary

boongary

[boong-guh-ree]
noun, plural boongaries.
a small, tree-dwelling kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, inhabiting northeastern Queensland.
Also called Lumholtz's kangaroo.


Origin:
1885–90; < Warrgamay (Austral Aboriginal language spoken on the lower Herbert River, Queensland) bulŋgarri

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boongary (ˈbuːŋɡærɪ)
 
n
a tree kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, of northeastern Queensland
 
[from a native Australian language]

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