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wom·bat

 (wŏm′băt′)
n.
Any of several stocky burrowing Australian marsupials of the family Vombatidae, somewhat resembling a small bear and feeding mainly on grass, leaves, and roots.

[Dharuk wambad.]
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wombat

(ˈwɒmbæt)
n
(Animals) any of various burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials, esp Vombatus ursinus, constituting the family Vombatidae and having short limbs, a heavy body, and coarse dense fur
[C18: from a native Australian language]
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wom•bat

(ˈwɒm bæt)

n.
any of several stocky, burrowing, herbivorous marsupials of the family Vombatidae, of Australia, about the size of a badger.
[1790–1800; < Dharuk]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wombat - burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badgerwombat - burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger
marsupial, pouched mammal - mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
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Translations
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wombat
wombat

wombat

[ˈwɒmbæt] Nwombat m
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wombat

[ˈwɒmbæt] nwombat m
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wombat

nWombat m
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wombat

[ˈwɒmbæt] nvombato orsino
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"But when we went to Australia with our parents, and the wombat, you know, that's the local animal.
In 1847 there was nothing but a cattle run and a great forest of trees and undergrowth sheltering a population of hundreds of aboriginals; and in the early 'fifties Warrnambool was but a scattered collection of bush tracks, full of wombat holes, with timber everywhere and mobs of kangaroos and emus to vary the society of the blackfellow.
Wrth ochr hynna, mae hyd yn oed carthion ciwboid yr wombat yn swnio braidd yn ddi-nod.
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Even so, Wombat customers showed positive trends and progress within their programs, with declining click rates and increases in the number of suspicious emails identified and reported by end users.
It makes them feel like they're safely tucked up in Mum's pouch.' Before she retired and became a wombat fosterer, Linda worked in care.
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Beginning with one very tired wombat, Treml's narrative cleverly introduces a growing numbers of curlews, frogmouths, penguins and galahs (to name a few) to interact, or not, with the central character.
Boardman said it was unclear why the herbivorous wombat had suddenly taken to eating the noxious weed but a shortage of their usual grasses and alternative foods could be to blame.