macropod

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From macro- + -pod, after Latin Macropodidae. Compare micropod.

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macropod (plural macropods)

  1. A marsupial of the family Macropodidae, which includes the kangaroos, wallabies, tree kangaroos and pademelons.
  2. Any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; — called also spider crab.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for macropod in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)