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Probably from Dharug badaru.

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potoroo (plural potoroos)

  1. Any species of the genus Potorous of the rat kangaroo family Potoroidae, endemic to Australia. [from 18th c.]
    • 1998, Terence Lindsey, Mammals of Australia, New Holland 2004, p. 41:
      Potoroos resemble bettongs, both in size and lifestyle, but the potoroos have a more tapered head and pointed snout, a less robust build and a shorter tail.

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