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rabbit-eared bandicoot

[rab-it-eerd]
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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.
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Origin of rabbit-eared bandicoot

First recorded in 1825–35
Also called bilby, rabbit bandicoot.
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