Definition of Bandicoot

1. Noun. Any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous.




Definition of Bandicoot

1. n. A species of very large rat (Mus giganteus), found in India and Ceylon. It does much injury to rice fields and gardens.

Definition of Bandicoot

1. Noun. Small Australian marsupial, of the family ''Peramelidae'' with a distinctive long snout. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several ratlike marsupial of the genera ''Bandicota'' and ''Nesokia'' of southeast Asia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bandicoot

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Medical Definition of Bandicoot

1. A species of very large rat (Mus giganteus), found in India and Ceylon. It does much injury to rice fields and gardens. A ratlike marsupial animal (genus Perameles) of several species, found in Australia and Tasmania. Origin: A corruption of the native name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bandicoot

banderilla
banderillas
banderillero
banderilleros
banderol
banderole
banderoles
banderols
banders
bandfish
bandfishes
bandgap
bandgaps
bandhead
bandhood
bandicoot (current term)
bandicoot rat
bandicoots
bandied
bandier
bandies
bandiest
bandikini
bandikinis
bandileer
bandileers
bandiness
bandinesses
banding
banding of chromosomes

Literary usage of Bandicoot

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1907)
"THE PRESENCE OF A FALSE ACETABULUM IN A SPECIES OF bandicoot. By Professor BRIDGE. WHILE recently examining the skeleton of an adult specimen of a common ..."

2. Ceylon: An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical by Sir James Emerson Tennent (1860)
"... where they fry the rats in coco-nut oil, or convert them into curry. bandicoot.—Another favourite article of food with the coolies is the pig-rat or ..."

3. A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies by James Backhouse (1843)
"-Songs.—Clothing.—Capacity. -Ornaments. — Sickness. —Birds, &c.—Excursion.—Cookery.—Dogs.—Mangroves.—Kangaroo Rat.— bandicoot.—Rain. ..."

4. The animal creation: A Popular Introduction to Zoology by Thomas Rymer Jones (1865)
"Gunn's bandicoot (Perameles ... bandicoot. white bands, is accused of inflicting great injury by destroying bulbs in gardens. These creatures are said also ..."

5. My Home in Tasmania: During a Residence of Nine Years by Mrs Charles Meredith (1852)
"bandicoot. —Porcupine.—Wombat.—Its Haunts. DURING the summer and autumn of this year, (1842-3), we effected many of our purposed improvements : the veranda ..."

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