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bilby

or bil·bi

[ bil-bee ]
/ ˈbɪl bi /
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noun, plural bil·bies.

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Origin of bilby

First recorded in 1900–05; from Yuwaalaraay (an Australian Aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) bilbi
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British Dictionary definitions for bilby

bilby
/ (ˈbɪlbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

a burrowing marsupial of the genus Macrotis of Australia having long pointed ears and grey furAlso called: rabbit bandicoot, dalgyte
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