Definition of bettong in English:


Line breaks: bet|tong
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛtɒŋ


  • A short-nosed rat-kangaroo found in Australia.
    • Family Potoroidae: two genera, in particular Bettongia, and several species. See also boodie, woylie
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    • At the other end of the scale from the six large types mentioned above are the rat/rabbit-sized bettongs, potoroos and rat-kangaroos.
    • It has got wetland, it's got dry forest full of rabbits, bettongs, bandicoots, and there's lots of roadkill and sheep farming.
    • Tragically though, sanctuaries like this are becoming the only place to see creatures such as bilbies, bettongs and bandicoots.


early 19th century: from Dharuk.

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