kangaroo paw

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Etymology[edit]

Named for the shape of the unopened flower (lower left in picture), which resembles the paws of a kangaroo.

Noun[edit]

kangaroo paw (plural kangaroo paws)

Kangaroo paw.
  1. Any of various perennial flowering plants of the family Haemodoraceae, endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.