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  • n. Any of several rat kangaroos, of the genus Potorous, from Australia and Tasmania

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any small kangaroo belonging to Hypsiprymnus, Bettongia, and allied genera, native of Australia and Tasmania. Called also kangaroo rat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the small rat-kangaroos of the genus Potorous, the generic name being a Latinization of the native name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Australian rat kangaroos


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  • Also called "kangaroo rat"--any of several small, ratlike kangaroos of the genus Potorous, of Australia.

    August 21, 2007