[ rat-kang-guh-roo ]

noun,plural rat-kan·ga·roos.
  1. any of several rabbit-sized, ratlike Australian kangaroos of the subfamily Potoroinae.

Origin of rat-kangaroo

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby rat-kangaroo

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How to use rat-kangaroo in a sentence

  • Amongst the ashes many bones could be seen, particularly the lower maxillary of some species of rat-kangaroo.

    Spinifex and Sand | David W Carnegie

British Dictionary definitions for rat kangaroo

rat kangaroo

  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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