Definition of wombat in English:

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wombat

Pronunciation: /ˈwämˌbat/

noun

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A burrowing plant-eating Australian marsupial that resembles a small bear with short legs.
  • Family Vombatidae: two genera and three species, in particular the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus).
Example sentences
  • It is also my first chance to see the wonderfully unique wildlife here; kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, pademelons, possums, and various unique birds.
  • There are a variety of possums, early kangaroos, koalas, wombats and quolls, as well as marsupial groups that are now completely extinct.
  • Wroe's team recognized that for marsupials (like koalas, wombats, and kangaroos) brain size could be used to estimate overall body weight.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Dharuk.

Words that rhyme with wombat

combat

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Syllabification: wom·bat

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