Bandicoot meaning

băndĭ-ko͝ot
Any of several ratlike marsupial of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of southeast Asia.
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Any of several large rats of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of Asia and the Middle East, which inhabit cultivated lands and are destructive to crops.
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Any of several nocturnal marsupials of the family Peramelidae, of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, which feed on insects and plants and have a long, tapering snout and a pouch that opens toward the rear.
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A member of either genus (Bandicota and Nesokia, family Muridae) of large rats, found esp. in India and Sri Lanka, that destroy grain and root crops.
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Any of an order (Peramelina) of ratlike marsupials of Australia and nearby islands, which feed on insects and plants.
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Small Australian marsupial, of the family Peramelidae with a distinctive long snout.
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Origin of bandicoot

  • Telugu bantikokku banti ball kokku long beak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Telugu పందికొక్కు (pandi-kokku).

    From Wiktionary