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  • Small Australian marsupial, of the family Peramelidae with a distinctive long snout.
  • Any of several ratlike marsupial of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of southeast Asia
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Ban"di*coot (&?;), n. [A corruption of the native name.] (Zoöl.) (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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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