Definitions for numbatˈnʌm bæt
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a small, striped, ant-eating Australian marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, having a long snout and an extensile tongue.
Origin of numbat:
1920–25; < Nyungar numbat
numbat, banded anteater, anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatus(noun)
small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
A small marsupial carnivore endemic to western Australia that eats almost exclusively termites; Myrmecobius fasciatus. Formerly also known as banded anteater.