bilby

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noun bil·by \ˈbil-bē\

Definition of bilby

plural

bilbies

  1. :  either of two burrowing nocturnal bandicoots (Macrotis lagotis and M. leucura) having a long tapered muzzle and large pointed ears —called also rabbit-eared bandicoot

Origin and Etymology of bilby

Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) bilbi


First Known Use: 1887


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