1. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico; largest members of the family Heteromyidae
Synonyms: Dipodomys_phillipsii desert_rat
Related terms: pocket_rat Ord_kangaroo_rat Dipodomys
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any of several rabbit-sized rat-like Australian kangaroos
Synonyms: rat_kangaroo
Related terms: kangaroo bettong potoroo jerboa_kangaroo Potoroinae
Similar spelling:   kangaroo_bear