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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bilby - bandicoot with leathery ears like a rabbitbilby - bandicoot with leathery ears like a rabbit
bandicoot - any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
genus Macrotis, Macrotis - a genus of Peramelidae
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How is it possible for an illustrator to capture bilby life--active only at night?
The Woodside Browse LNG Precinct Environmental Impact Assessment stated there 'was scant evidence of Greater Bilby activity' in the region--so a group of researchers from Melbourne University supported by the Australian Conservation Foundation decided to test this claim.
Sydney: The future of Australia's desert-dwelling bilby is under threat after floods destroyed a predator fence which allowed feral cats to kill 150 of the newborn marsupials, conservationists said Thursday.
Mr Davies told the couple it would be fine for George to stroke the animal and went to coax the bilby closer, but Kate stepped in to stop him, thinking it a bad idea, and said: "He's got quite a strong grab, actually."
Ann Cleeves at the launch of Crime Story with Northumbria University criminologists Louise Ridley, Mike >Rowe and Charlotte Bilby
Following the Admission of the 250,000 ordinary shares, Bilby will have 40,540,027 ordinary shares in issue which will also represent the total number of voting rights in the company.
Gregory Andrews, the national commissioner of threatened species, said: "We have got to make choices to save animals that we love, and who define us as a nation like the bilby, the warru (Black-footed rock-wallaby) and the night parrot."
Rather than celebrate Easter with bunnies, Australians usher in autumn (when Easter falls in the southern hemisphere) with the Easter Bilby. Also called rabbit-bandicoots, bilbies are Australian marsupials with long ears (left).
Treatment of cows with CIDR inserts during resynchronization protocols improves P/AI to re-insemination by approximately 5 percentage units when the resynchronization protocols were initiated at approximately 38 +- 3 d after AI (Bilby et al., 2013; Dewey et al., 2010).
Meanwhile, Ed Schein and Jeffrey Fulton completed a long-term lease for 11,152 square feet at 101 Bilby Road in Hackettstown for Saltopia, a purveyor of natural sea salt products.