wombat

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noun wom·bat \ˈwäm-ˌbat\

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


WOMBAT Defined for English Language Learners

wombat

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noun wom·bat \ˈwäm-ˌbat\

Definition of wombat for English Language Learners

  • : an Australian animal that looks like a small bear



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