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Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.
An Australian marsupial up to around 1 metre high, very similar to a kangaroo. Wallabies have long tails and small front paws, but powerful back legs, which they use to move themselves by jumping. Wallabies live in country areas. They eat grass and plants.
Example: Yesterday we found ourselves surrounded by lush rainforest and crystal clear creeks, spotting the occasional small rock wallaby bounding away from us. (http://www.feraladventureclub.com/GCHinterlandGreatWalk.html)
A wallaby in the outback
(photo by Athena Kerley)