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wombat

[ wom-bat ]
/ ˈwɒm bæt /
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noun

any of several stocky, burrowing, herbivorous marsupials of the family Vombatidae, of Australia, about the size of a badger.

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Origin of wombat

First recorded in 1790–1800, wombat is from the Dharuk word wom-bat
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British Dictionary definitions for wombat

wombat
/ (ˈwɒmbæt) /

noun

any of various burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials, esp Vombatus ursinus, constituting the family Vombatidae and having short limbs, a heavy body, and coarse dense fur

Word Origin for wombat

C18: from a native Australian language
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