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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.]
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(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]
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a small, striped, ant-eating Australian marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, having a long snout and an extensile tongue.
[1920–25; < Nyungar numbat]
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|Noun||1.||numbat - small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct|
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