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Meaning of WOMBAT

Pronunciation:  'wâmbat

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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
 
 Definition: 
  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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