American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several large rats of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of southeast Asia.
- n. Any of several ratlike marsupials of the family Peramelidae, of Australia and adjacent islands, that feed on insects and plants and have a long, tapering snout and elongated hind legs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Anglo-Indian name of the Mus giganteus of Hard-wicke, a large Indian rat, upward of 2 feet long including the tail, and weighing 2 or 3 pounds. It is very abundant in some regions, a great pest in the rice-fields and gardens, and is said to be good eating.
- n. The Anglo-Australian name of any marsupial animal of the family Peramelidæ. Also called bandicoot rat.
- n. Small Australian marsupial, of the family Peramelidae with a distinctive long snout.
- n. Any of several ratlike marsupial of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of southeast Asia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A species of very large rat (Mus giganteus), found in India and Ceylon. It does much injury to rice fields and gardens.
- n. A ratlike marsupial animal (genus Perameles) of several species, found in Australia and Tasmania.
- n. any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
- From Telugu పందికొక్కు (pandi-kokku). (Wiktionary)
- Telugu bantikokku : banti, ball + kokku, long beak. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The English term bandicoot is a corruption of the Telinga name _pandikoku_, literally _pig-rat_.] _Porcupine_.”
“_ The English term bandicoot is a corruption of the Telinga name _pandikoku_, literally _pig-rat_.]”
“Thus, for example, we have a group of men and women who believe themselves descended from an ancestor who had the bandicoot for his totem; they all respect bandicoots; and they are all called bandicoot people.”
“The bandicoot is a species of marsupial animal which could outwit the European fox, and give him lessons in pillaging poultry yards.”
“When assailed it grunts like a pig, hence its Telegu name _Pandi-koku_, from which the word bandicoot is derived.”
“He is a perfect rat in appearance, but he would rather astonish one of our English tom-cats if encountered during his rambles in search of rats, as the "bandicoot" is about the same size as the cat.”
“There is a great variety of rats in Ceylon, from the tiny shrew to the large "bandicoot".”
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“The bandicoot and ringtail rushed out to inform their companions of what had transpired within.”
“Two of Wurragarr's people, an ax-wielding bandicoot and a sword-armed ringtail, stood entranced in the far doorway.”
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