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rat-kangaroo

[rat-kang-guh-roo]
noun, plural rat-kan·ga·roos.
  1. any of several rabbit-sized, ratlike Australian kangaroos of the subfamily Potoroinae.
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Origin of rat-kangaroo

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for rat kangaroo

rat kangaroo

noun
  1. any of several ratlike kangaroos of the genera Bettongia, Potorous, Aepyprymnus, etc, found on the Australian mainland and in Tasmania
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