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n. pl. bil·bies
An omnivorous burrow-dwelling bandicoot (Macrotis lagotis) of arid regions of Australia, having long ears, a long, tapering snout, and strong forelegs with long claws.
[Yuwaalaraay (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast-central Australia) bilbi.]
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n, pl -bies
(Animals) a burrowing marsupial of the genus Macrotis of Australia having long pointed ears and grey fur. Also called: rabbit bandicoot or dalgyte
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|Noun||1.||bilby - bandicoot with leathery ears like a rabbit|
bandicoot - any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
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