bandicoot
[ ban-di-koot ]
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Origin + Etymology
Late 18th century; Telugufrom Telugu pandikokku, literally ‘pig-rat’
Synonyms
  • rat
  • marsupial
Definition
a mainly insectivorous marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea
Example
Some people find bandicoots cute, but Sheila thinks they are hideous.
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