numbat

noun num·bat \ ˈnəm-ˌbat \

Definition of numbat

plural -s
: a small Australian marsupial (Myrmecobius fasciatus of the family Myrmecobiidae) that has a reddish-brown coat with white stripes on the back, a pointed snout, and a long slender tongue used to feed chiefly on termites called also banded anteater

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Origin and Etymology of numbat

native name in Australia


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