Definition of bandicoot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbændɪkuːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪkuːt//
    Wild mammals
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  1. 1 a small Australasian animal with a long nose and long tail, which eats mainly insects See related entries: Wild mammals
  2. 2 (also bandicoot rat) an Asian rat See related entries: Wild mammals
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Telugu pandikokku, literally ‘pig-rat’.
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