Definition of Perameles in English:

Perameles

noun

Zoology
  • A genus of marsupials comprising the long-nosed bandicoots of Australia (and formerly all other bandicoots); (also perameles) an animal of this genus (now rare).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. From scientific Latin Perameles from ancient Greek πήρα bag, pouch + classical Latin mēlēs (also mēlis) badger.

Pronunciation

Perameles

/pɪˈraməliːz//pɛrəˈmiːliːz/