noun ban·di·coot \ˈban-di-ˌküt\

Definition of bandicoot

  1. 1 :  any of several very large rats (genera Bandicota and Nesokia) of southern Asia destructive to crops

  2. 2 :  any of various small chiefly insectivorous and herbivorous marsupial mammals (family Peramelidae or family Peroryctidae) of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea

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Origin and Etymology of bandicoot

Telugu pandikokku

First Known Use: 1793

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