from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
- n. The Anglo-Australian name of any marsupial animal of the family Peramelidæ. Also called bandicoot rat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
Telugu bantikokku : banti, ball + kokku, long beak.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Telugu పందికొక్కు (pandi-kokku). (Wiktionary)