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Meaning of BANDICOOT

Pronunciation:  'bandu`koot

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various agile rat-like terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
 

BANDICOOT is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: bilby, family Peramelidae, Macrotis lagotis, marsupial, Peramelidae, pouched mammal, rabbit bandicoot, rabbit-eared bandicoot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ban"di*coot\, n. [A corruption of the native name.]
(Zo["o]l.)
(a) A species of very large rat ({Mus giganteus}), found in
    India and Ceylon. It does much injury to rice fields and
    gardens.
(b) A ratlike marsupial animal (genus {Perameles}) of several
    species, found in Australia and Tasmania.

 

 

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