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bettong

[buh-tawng, -tong] /bəˈtɔŋ, -ˈtɒŋ/
noun
1.
any of several marsupials of the genus Bettongia, of Australia and nearby regions, comprising the short-nosed rat-kangaroos, characterized by short, rounded ears, long hind feet, and a naked muzzle tip: all four species are endangered.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Dharuk ba-daŋ
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bettong

/bɛˈtɒŋ/
noun
1.
a species of rat kangaroo of Australia having a short nose
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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