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  1. kangaroo rat, desert rat, Dipodomys phillipsii(noun)

    any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico; largest members of the family Heteromyidae

  2. rat kangaroo, kangaroo rat(noun)

    any of several rabbit-sized ratlike Australian kangaroos

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  1. kangaroo rat(n.)

    (Zool.) An Australian mammal of the genus Notomys.

  2. kangaroo rat(n.)

    (Zool.) a small ratlike Australian kangaroo of the genus Potorous, also called the potoroo.

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  1. kangaroo rat(Noun)

    Any of many different species of rodent that moves about by hopping.

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  1. Kangaroo rat

    Kangaroo rats, genus Dipodomys, are small rodents native to North America. The common name derives from their bipedal form. They hop in a manner similar to the much larger kangaroo, although they are not related.


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