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num·bat

 (nŭm′băt′)
n.
A diurnal marsupial (Myrmecobius fasciatus) of western Australia, having black and white stripes and a long bushy tail, and feeding primarily on termites.

[Nyungar (Pama-Nyungan language of southwestern Australia) numbad.]

numbat

(ˈnʌmˌbæt)
n
(Animals) 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
[C20: from a native Australian language]

num•bat

(ˈnʌm bæt)

n.
a small, striped, ant-eating Australian marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, having a long snout and an extensile tongue.
[1920–25; < Nyungar numbat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.numbat - small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termitesnumbat - small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
genus Myrmecobius, Myrmecobius - banded anteater