Wallaba to Wanderoo
(Wal"la*ba) n. (Bot.) A leguminous tree (Eperua falcata) of Demerara, with pinnate leaves
and clusters of red flowers. The reddish brown wood is used for palings and shingles. J. Smith
(Wal"la*by) n.; pl. Wallabies [From a native name.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of
kangaroos belonging to the genus Halmaturus, native of Australia and Tasmania, especially the smaller
species, as the brush kangaroo (H. Bennettii) and the pademelon The wallabies chiefly inhabit the wooded
district and bushy plains. [Written also wallabee, and whallabee.]
(Wal"lah) n. (Zoöl.) A black variety of the jaguar; called also tapir tiger. [Written also walla.]
(Wal`la*roo") n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of kangaroos of the genus Macropus,
especially M. robustus, sometimes called the great wallaroo.
(Wall"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The spotted flycatcher. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wall"er) n. One who builds walls.
(Wall"er), n. [G.] (Zoöl.) The wels.
(Wal*le"ri*an de*gen`er*a"tion) (Med.) A form of degeneration occurring in
nerve fibers as a result of their division; so called from Dr. Waller, who published an account of it
(Wal"let) n. [OE. walet, probably the same word as OE. watel a bag. See Wattle.]
1. A bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey; a
knapsack; a beggar's receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack.
[His hood] was trussed up in his walet.Chaucer.
2. A pocketbook for keeping money about the person.
3. Anything protuberant and swagging. "Wallets of flesh." Shak.
(Wal`let*eer") n. One who carries a wallet; a foot traveler; a tramping beggar. [Colloq.] Wright.
(Wall"-eye`) n. [See Wall- eyed.]
1. An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; said usually of horses. Booth.
Jonson has defined wall-eye to be "a disease in the crystalline humor of the eye; glaucoma." But glaucoma
is not a disease of the crystalline humor, nor is wall-eye a disease at all, but merely a natural blemish.
Tully. In the north of England, as Brockett states, persons are said to be wall-eyed when the white of
the eye is very large and distorted, or on one side.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion vitreum) having large and prominent
eyes; called also glasseye, pike perch, yellow pike, and wall-eyed perch. (b) A California surf fish
(c) The alewife; called also wall-eyed herring.
(Wall"-eyed`) a. [Icel. valdeygðr, or vagleygr; fr. vagl a beam, a beam in the eye (akin to
Sw. vagel a roost, a perch, a sty in the eye) + eygr having eyes See Eye.] Having an eye of a very
light gray or whitish color. Booth.
Shakespeare, in using wall-eyed as a term of reproach (as "wall-eyed rage," a "wall-eyed wretch"), alludes
probably to the idea of unnatural or distorted vision. See the Note under Wall- eye. It is an eye which
is utterly and incurably perverted, an eye that knows no pity.