Meaning of bettong

bet•tong

Pronunciation: (bu-tông', -tong'), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several marsupials of the genus Bettongia, of Australia and nearby regions, comprising the short-nosed rat-kangaroos, characterized by short, rounded ears, long hind feet, and a naked muzzle tip: all four species are endangered.
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