Bandicoot



any of several large East Indian rats of the genus Nesokia.
any of several insectivorous and herbivorous marsupials of the family Peramelidae, of Australia and New Guinea: some are endangered.
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The result was an iguana, a bandicoot, three opossums, and some “sugar bags” or wild honey nests.
The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine

The next person they spied was a bandicoot carrying a watermelon.
The Magic Pudding Norman Lindsay

When irritated it utters a low grunting cry, like the bandicoot.
Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert A. Sterndale

They brought back an ample supply, with the addition of a wallaby and a bandicoot.
The Young Berringtons W.H.G. Kingston

We did not see any kangaroos, but got a kangaroo rat and a bandicoot.
Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia Ludwig Leichhardt

There is an expression in Australia, “Blind as a bandicoot.”
The Awful Australian Valerie Desmond

bandicoot (Perameles), a genus of small Australian marsupials.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

No bandicoot ever went into his hole with the dogs after him quicker than Jim came out of his.
Joe Wilson and His Mates Henry Lawson

I soon discovered tracks of the bandicoot, but they had taken the shape of a small human foot.
The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale

To all the early settlers in the bush the bandicoot is well known.
The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale

noun
any agile terrestrial marsupial of the family Peramelidae of Australia and New Guinea. They have a long pointed muzzle and a long tail and feed mainly on small invertebrates
bandicoot rat, mole rat, any of three burrowing rats of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia, of S and SE Asia: family Muridae
n.

1789, from Telugu pandi-kokku, literally “pig-rat.” Properly a large and destructive Indian rat; applied from 1827 to a type of insectivorous Australian marsupial somewhat resembling it.

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