Definitions for numbatˈnʌm bæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

num•batˈnʌm bæt(n.)

  1. a small, striped, ant-eating Australian marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, having a long snout and an extensile tongue.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of numbat:

1920–25; < Nyungar numbat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. numbat, banded anteater, anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatus(noun)

    small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct


  1. numbat(Noun)

    A small marsupial carnivore endemic to western Australia that eats almost exclusively termites; Myrmecobius fasciatus. Formerly also known as banded anteater.


  1. Numbat

    The numbat, also known as the banded anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial found in Western Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites. Once widespread across southern Australia, its range is now restricted to several small colonies, and it is listed as an endangered species. The numbat is an emblem of Western Australia and protected by conservation programs.


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