bettong

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Bettongia gaimardi (Tasmanian bettong)

Etymology[edit]

Recorded in English since 1830–40; from the aboriginal language Dharug badang.

Noun[edit]

bettong (plural bettongs)

  1. Any marsupial of the genus Bettongia, closely related to kangaroos.
    Bettongs rather resemble rats, having short noses, short, rounded ears, long hind feet and a naked muzzle tip

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