rabbit-eared bandicoot

[ rab-it-eerd ]
/ ˈræb ɪtˌɪərd /


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.

Nearby words

  1. rabbit food,
  2. rabbit punch,
  3. rabbit warren,
  4. rabbit's foot,
  5. rabbit's-foot fern,
  6. rabbit-foot clover,
  7. rabbit-killer,
  8. rabbit-proof fence,
  9. rabbitbrush,
  10. rabbiter

Origin of rabbit-eared bandicoot

First recorded in 1825–35

Also called bilby, rabbit bandicoot.

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