[ US /ˈbɪɫbi/ ]
  1. bandicoot with leathery ears like a rabbit
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  • Jessica the bilby surprised staff at the centre because her mother had failed to breed with three partners and was then thought too old to bear young. | Top Stories
  • Bilby named for solo sailor Jessica Watson THREE rebels met in Ipswich today - larrikin swimmer Dawn Fraser, solo sailor Jessica Watson and a bilby who shouldn't have been born. | Top Stories
  • Twenty two native mammals are found in the park including dingo Canis familiaris dingo, red kangaroo Macropus rufus, common wallaroo M. robustus, marsupial mole Notoryctes typhlops, spinifex hopping mouse Notomys alexis, several bat species including Australian false vampire Marcoderma gigas (V), bilby Macrotis lagotis (E), occasional short nosed echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus and several small marsupials and native rodents. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
  • If you want to save the endangered bilby you don't do it because it is already fitter than its competitors, you do it because the bilby has value to you and you want to protect it for that reason.
  • Some animals are casually named - tsessebe, greater bilby, boodie, tuatara, woylie - as if every reader knows what they look like. NYT > Travel
  • It's the bilby, which is an endangered marsupial that lives in the desert. BBC (UK) Homepage main promotional content
  • I decided that a toy rabbit would be kind of cute (somehow a toy bilby just doesn't appeal to me as much) so I thought I could try knitting one.
  • Everyone abuzz about the bilby stamp, the latest stomach virus.
  • I mean, we have an enormous wealth of reptiles, the richest in the world, our insects are amazing, our marsupials, our numbats and our bandicoots and our bilbies - how many people have seen a bilby or know what a bilby is?
  • Animals that most people in the area had never seen-such as the squirrel-sized kangaroo known as a potoroo, the rabbit-eared bandicoot or bilby, and the platypus-were back and reproducing in the refuge.
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