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wombat

[ wom-bat ]

noun

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


wombat

/ ˈwɒmbæt /

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wombat1

First recorded in 1790–1800, wombat is from the Dharuk word wom-bat
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Word History and Origins

Origin of wombat1

C18: from a native Australian language
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Example Sentences

But, true to form, the magazine also serves up the lighter side of science, explaining why wombats have cubed poop and what gravitational waves from a wormhole might look like.

In Australia, giant kangaroos and wombats disappeared 46,000 years ago.

Airport staff were seen carefully loading Prince George's giant toy wombat onto the plane.

Still, Prince George looked delighted today when he was presented with a giant stuffed wombat.

And here he is being presented with a cuddly toy wombat, yes, still looking like a baby.

The evening ended less amiably than it began, and no one thought of the wombat until late, and then it had disappeared.

From Whistler also we first had the story of the wombat, bought at Jamrach's by Rossetti for its name.

It was in this trip that he made the first discovery of that peculiar Australian animal, the wombat.

In the evening they again endeavoured to catch a wombat, but failed.

They had with them a capable black tracker who had figured in recent events in the Wombat Ranges.

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