Pronunciation: (rab'it-ērd"), [key]
any of several bandicoots of the genus Macrotis, esp. M. lagotis, of the Australian region, having leathery, rabbitlike ears and a long, pointed snout: an endangered species. Also called bilby, rab'bit ban"dicoot.
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