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wombat

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noun wom·bat \ˈwäm-ˌbat\

Simple Definition of wombat

  • : an Australian animal that looks like a small bear

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wombat

  1. :  any of several stocky burrowing Australian marsupials (genera Vombatus and Lasiorhinus of the family Vombatidae) resembling small bears

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Origin and Etymology of wombat

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) wambad


First Known Use: 1798


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