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rat-kangaroo

[rat-kang-guh-roo] /ˈrætˌkæŋ gəˌru/
noun, plural rat-kangaroos.
1.
any of several rabbit-sized, ratlike Australian kangaroos of the subfamily Potoroinae.
Origin of rat-kangaroo
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Amongst the ashes many bones could be seen, particularly the lower maxillary of some species of rat-kangaroo.

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie

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