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A burrowing rat-kangaroo found only on islands off Western Australia.→ bettong
- ‘When we started, people didn't know what bilbies and boodies and bettons and numbats were, and now they do.’
- ‘The company which values its boodies, bandicoots and other animals on its balance sheet, issued shares at A $2.50 when it listed.’
- ‘Paisley had a gecko to release and we saw two bilbies and two burrowing bettongs.’
- ‘A related species, the burrowing bettong, will scavenge sheep carcasses.’
Mid 19th century: from Nyungar burdi.
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