numbat

[ nuhm-bat ]
/ ˈnʌm bæt /

noun


Nearby words

  1. numa pompilius,
  2. numantia,
  3. numantian,
  4. numazu,
  5. numb,
  6. number,
  7. number cruncher,
  8. number crunching,
  9. number eight wire,
  10. number is up, one's

Origin of numbat

First recorded in 1920–25, numbat is from the Nyungar word numbat

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British Dictionary definitions for numbat

numbat

/ (ˈnʌmˌbæt) /

noun

a small Australian marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, having a long snout and tongue and strong claws for hunting and feeding on termites: family DasyuridaeAlso called: banded anteater

Word Origin for numbat

C20: from a native Australian language

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