Definition of rat kangaroo in English:

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rat kangaroo


A small ratlike Australian marsupial with long hind limbs used for hopping.
  • Family Potoroidae: several genera and species.
Example sentences
  • At the other end of the scale from the six large types mentioned above are the rat/rabbit-sized bettongs, potoroos and rat-kangaroos.
  • Two million years ago bizarre creatures roamed the Australian continent - the flesh-eating giant rat-kangaroo, the thunder bird, the marsupial wolf, and a giant monitor lizard.
  • Of course, it matters not what the author thinks is ‘cleaner’ or ‘more aesthetically pleasing’, but what is good for this rat-kangaroo.

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Syllabification: rat kan·ga·roo

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