kangaroo rat

Definitions of kangaroo rat
1

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

Synonyms:
Dipodomys phillipsii, desert rat
Types:
Dipodomys ordi, Ord kangaroo rat
most widely distributed kangaroo rat: plains and mountain areas of central and western United States
Type of:
pocket rat
any of various rodents with cheek pouches

n any of several rabbit-sized ratlike Australian kangaroos

Synonyms:
rat kangaroo
Types:
potoroo
Australian rat kangaroos
bettong
short-nosed rat kangaroo
jerboa kangaroo, kangaroo jerboa
brush-tailed rat kangaroo
Type of:
kangaroo
any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.