Any one of three species of Australian burrowing marsupials of the genus Phascolomys, especially the common species (Phascolomys ursinus). They are nocturnal in their habits, and feed mostly on roots.
Sure, you've heard the name but do you have any idea what one looks like? Wombats are herbivorous, burrowing marsupials. They're about the size of a pig, covered in short, brown fur, with only a stub of a tail. Their heads are oval and they have very thick skulls. Each of their paws has sharp claws used for burrowing. They are generally harmless unless cornered. There are three types: common, northern hairy-nosed, and southern hairy-nosed.
(noun) Australian marsupial 2. Usually slow-moving female cyclist of the off road persuasion, often seen sipping tea on south-facing slopes. Shares with others whatever she's got: her food, her patch kit,pump, even her meager know-how. Patronizing attitude conspicuously lacking.
burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger
a hairy marsupial mammal
a marsupial that lives in Australia
an Australian animal that looks a little like a bear, but smaller
a square animal with thick hair like a door-mat, stumpy legs, and no tail to speak of
Wombats are Australian marsupials; they are short-legged, muscular quadrupeds, approximately one metre (3 feet) in length and with a very short tail. The name wombat comes from the Eora Aboriginal community who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area. Wombats dig extensive burrow systems with rodent-like front teeth and powerful claws.
Wombat was an Australian children's show that was shown on Saturday and Sunday mornings on the Seven Network. The show was hosted by three presenters, Gayle Blakeney, Gillian Blakeney and Agro a puppet played by Jamie Dunn. The show consisted of small educational editorials presented in a variety of segments.