Definition of rufous rat-kangaroo in English:

rufous rat-kangaroo

noun

  • A small kangaroo-like marsupial, Aepyprymnus rufescens (family Potoroidae), of eastern Australia, which is the size of a rabbit and is now very rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George Robert Waterhouse (1810–1888), zoologist.