Definition of Potoroo

1. Noun. Australian rat kangaroos.

Generic synonyms: Kangaroo Rat, Rat Kangaroo
Group relationships: Genus Potorous, Potorous



Definition of Potoroo

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

Definition of Potoroo

1. Noun. Any of several rat kangaroos, of the genus ''Potorous'', from Australia and Tasmania ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Potoroo

1. the rat-kangaroo [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potoroo

potlid
potlids
potlike
potlikker
potline
potlines
potluck
potlucks
potman
potmen
potomania
potometer
potometers
potoo
potoos
potoroo (current term)
potoroos
potosiite
potpie
potpies
potplant
potplants
potpourri
potpourris
potrero
potreros
pots
potscaping
potsful
potshard

Literary usage of Potoroo

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1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"hair is grown, its testicles arc in the scrotum. The penis is formed on the verge of the anus, and is itself external at this age1. THE potoroo ..."

2. A Natural History of the Mammalia by George Robert Waterhouse (1846)
"The present species was first described by Hunter, under the name potoroo, or Kangaroo-Rat, in the Appendix to White's Journal, ..."

3. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"The upper border of the process extends backward at a more open angle than in the potoroo or Koala (ib., fig. 3), and to an extent beyond the articular ..."

4. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1883)
"Here, however, the resemblance ceases, the mode of progression employed by the potoroo consisting of a curious gallop, very different from the powerful ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"Marsupialia, containing all the pouched animals except the potoroo and Kangaroo. ORDER III. — Salientia. Fam. 1. ..."

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