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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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Historical Examples

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

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie