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Meaning of WOMBAT

Pronunciation:  'wâmbat

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger

WOMBAT is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 See Also: family Vombatidae, marsupial, pouched mammal, Vombatidae



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wom"bat\, n. [From the native name, womback, wombach, in
Australia.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of three species of Australian burrowing marsupials
of the genus {Phascolomys}, especially the common species
({P. ursinus}). They are nocturnal in their habits, and feed
mostly on roots.

Computing Dictionary
  1. Waste Of Money, Brains, And Time.

    Problems which are both profoundly uninteresting in themselves and unlikely to benefit anyone interesting even if solved. Often used in fanciful constructions such as "wrestling with a wombat".

    See also crawling horror, smop.

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  2. 1. A metasyntactic variable in commonwealth hackish.

    2. wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk.

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