Definition of numbat
: 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
First Known Use: circa 1845
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