meaning of bandicoot

bandicoot meaning in General Dictionary

A species of huge rat Mus giganteus found in India and Ceylon it will a great deal problems for rice industries and home gardens

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  • any of numerous agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
  • a types of huge rat (Mus giganteus), present in India and Ceylon. It can a great deal problems for rice areas and landscapes.
  • A ratlike marsupial animal (genus Perameles) of a few types, found in Australia and Tasmania.

bandicoot meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1789, from Telugu pandi-kokku, virtually "pig-rat." Precisely a sizable and destructive Indian rat; used from 1827 to a form of insectivorous Australian marsupial somewhat resembling it.


bandicoot meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A species of large rat (Mus giganteus), found in Asia and Ceylon. It will a great deal problems for rice fields and gardens.

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  • (n.) A ratlike marsupial pet (genus Perameles) of a number of types, found in Australia and Tasmania.

Sentence Examples with the word bandicoot

Other terrestrial marsupials are the wombat (Phascolomys), a large, clumsy, burrowing animal, not unlike a pig, which attains a weight of from 60 to 100 lb; the bandicoot (Perameles), a rat-like creature whose depredations annoy the agriculturist; the native cat (Dasyurus), noted robber of the poultry yard; the Tasmanian wolf (Thylacinus), which preys on large game; and the recently discovered Notoryctes, a small animal which burrows like a mole in the desert of the interior.

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