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numbat

[nuhm-bat] /ˈnʌm bæt/
noun
Origin of numbat
1920-1925
1920-25; < Nyungar numbat
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numbat

/ˈnʌmˌbæt/
noun
1.
a small Australian marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, having a long snout and tongue and strong claws for hunting and feeding on termites: family Dasyuridae Also called banded anteater
Word Origin
C20: from a native Australian language
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