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rabbit-eared bandicoot

[rab-it-eerd] /ˈræb ɪtˌɪərd/
noun
1.
any of several bandicoots of the genus Macrotis, especially M. lagotis, of the Australian region, having leathery, rabbitlike ears and a long, pointed snout: an endangered species.
Also called bilby, rabbit bandicoot.
Origin of rabbit-eared bandicoot
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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