Meaning of bandicoot

ban•di•coot

Pronunciation: (ban'di-kt"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several large East Indian rats of the genus Nesokia.
  2. any of several insectivorous and herbivorous marsupials of the family Peramelidae, of Australia and New Guinea: some are endangered.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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