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rat-kangaroo

[ rat-kang-guh-roo ]
/ ˈrætˌkæŋ gəˌru /
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noun, plural rat-kan·ga·roos.
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
any of several ratlike kangaroos of the genera Bettongia, Potorous, Aepyprymnus, etc, found on the Australian mainland and in Tasmania
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