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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bandicoot  \Ban"di*coot\,  n.  [A  corruption  of  the  native  name.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  species  of  very  large  rat  ({Mus  giganteus}),  found  in 
  India  and  Ceylon.  It  does  much  injury  to  rice  fields  and 
  gardens. 
  b  A  ratlike  marsupial  animal  (genus  {Perameles})  of  several 
  species,  found  in  Australia  and  Tasmania. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bandicoot 
  n  :  any  of  various  agile  rat-like  terrestrial  marsupials  of 
  Australia  and  adjacent  islands;  insectivorous  and 
  herbivorous 




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