bandicoot

EnglishEdit

 
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model of a bandicoot

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Telugu పందికొక్కు (pandikokku), from పంది (pandi, pig, boar) +‎ కొక్కు (kokku, bandicoot).

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NounEdit

bandicoot (plural bandicoots)

  1. A small Australian marsupial with a distinctive long snout, of the family Peramelidae.
  2. Any of several rat-like rodents}} of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of southeast Asia.

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VerbEdit

bandicoot (third-person singular simple present bandicoots, present participle bandicooting, simple past and past participle bandicooted)

  1. (Australia, informal) To steal growing vegetables from a garden.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English, in turn borrowed from Telugu పందికొక్కు (pandikokku).

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NounEdit

bandicoot m (plural bandicoots)

  1. bandicoot (small Australian marsupial of the family Peramelidae)