Definition of Rat kangaroo

1. Noun. Any of several rabbit-sized ratlike Australian kangaroos.

Exact synonyms: Kangaroo Rat
Generic synonyms: Kangaroo
Group relationships: Potoroinae, Subfamily Potoroinae
Specialized synonyms: Potoroo, Bettong, Jerboa Kangaroo, Kangaroo Jerboa



Definition of Rat kangaroo

1. Noun. Any of several small marsupials, of the family ''Potoroidae'', from coastal Australia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rat Kangaroo

rat-arsed
rat-bite disease
rat-bite fever
rat-catcher
rat-flea typhus
rat-race
rat-tail
rat-tail file
rat-tailed
rat-tat
rat-tat-tat
rat arsed
rat bike
rat chinchilla
rat fink
rat kangaroo (current term)
rat king
rat leprosy
rat mite dermatitis
rat on
rat out
rat race
rat rod
rat rods
rat run
rat runner
rat running
rat sialodacryoadenitis virus
rat snake
rat terrier

Literary usage of Rat kangaroo

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"... the animal the Rat-Kangaroo (see quotation, 1894), but the name Kangaroo-Rat is now so well- established that it does not seem possible to supersede it ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"... the Rat-Kangaroo (see quotation, 1894), but the name Kangaroo-Rat is now so well- established that it does not seem possible to supersede it by the, ..."

3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1907)
"THE MICROSCOPICAL ANATOMY OF THE GENITAL TRACT IN THE rat kangaroo (FEMALE). ... rat kangaroo (female genital tract). ?. Shows ureter and corner of bladder ..."

4. A Geographical History of Mammals by Richard Lydekker (1896)
"... while during the Secondary and earlier part of the Tertiary period the former were widely FlG. 2. SKULL OF RAT-KANGAROO. ..."

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