n. (Zoology) small Australian marsupial with a short nose

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  • Bettong — Bet tong, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small, leaping Australian marsupial of the genus {Bettongia}; the jerboa kangaroo. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bettong — Taxobox name = BettongsMSW3 Groves|pages=57 58] image width = 200px image caption = Eastern Bettong regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia infraclassis = Marsupialia ordo = Diprotodontia familia = Potoroidae subfamilia =… …   Wikipedia

  • bettong — /ˈbɛtɒŋ/ (say betong) noun any of various small nocturnal marsupials of the genus Bettongia, and related genera, which resemble a small wallaby with brown grey fur above and white below, as the woylie or the eastern bettong. {Australian… …  

  • Bettong de Tasmanie — Bettongia gaimardi Bettongie de Tasmanie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bettong du nord — Bettongia tropica Bettong du Nord …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bettong — Bettongia Rats Kangourous à nez court …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bettong — /beuh tawng , tong /, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • bettong — noun Any marsupial of the genus Bettongia, closely related to kangaroos Bettongs rather resemble rats, having short noses, short, rounded ears, long hind feet and a naked muzzle tip …   Wiktionary

  • bettong — [ bɛtɒŋ] noun a short nosed Australian rat kangaroo. [Genera Bettongia and Aepyprymnus.] Origin C19: from Dharuk …   English new terms dictionary

  • bettong — bet·tong …   English syllables

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