rabbit-eared bandicoot

rabbit-eared bandicoot

[rab-it-eerd]
noun
any of several bandicoots of the genus Macrotis, especially M. lagotis, of the Australian region, having leathery, rabbitlike ears and a long, pointed snout: an endangered species.
Also called bilby, rabbit bandicoot.


Origin:
1825–35

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