[ 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.
What’s The Difference Between A Bunny, A Rabbit, And A Hare?The intensely short gestation period and well-known reproductive speed of hares and rabbits have a long cultural association with spring and fertility.
Origin of rabbit-eared bandicoot
First recorded in 1825–35
Also called bilby, rabbit bandicoot.
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