noolbenger
Tait Tait, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small nocturnal and arboreal Australian marsupial ({Tarsipes rostratus}) about the size of a mouse. It has a long muzzle, a long tongue, and very few teeth, and feeds upon honey and insects. Called also {noolbenger}. [1913 Webster]

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  • noolbenger — /ˈnulbɛŋgə/ (say noohlbengguh) noun → honey possum. {Australian Aboriginal; Nyungar nulbungur} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tait — Tait, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small nocturnal and arboreal Australian marsupial ({Tarsipes rostratus}) about the size of a mouse. It has a long muzzle, a long tongue, and very few teeth, and feeds upon honey and insects. Called also {noolbenger}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tarsipes rostratus — Tait Tait, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small nocturnal and arboreal Australian marsupial ({Tarsipes rostratus}) about the size of a mouse. It has a long muzzle, a long tongue, and very few teeth, and feeds upon honey and insects. Called also {noolbenger}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Possum — Taxobox name = Possums image width = 240px image caption = Common Brushtail Possum ( Trichosurus vulpecula ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia infraclassis = Marsupialia ordo = Diprotodontia subordo = Phalangeriformes subordo …   Wikipedia

  • Honey Possum — Taxobox name = Honey PossumMSW3 Groves|pages=55 56] status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = IUCN2006|assessors=Australasian Marsupial Monotreme Specialist Group|year=1996|id=40583|title=Tarsipes rostratus|downloaded=12 May 2006] regnum …   Wikipedia

  • Honey possum — honey possum[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • honey possum — /ˈhʌni pɒsəm/ (say hunee posuhm) noun the small nectar feeding possum, Tarsipes rostratus, of south western Australia; noolbenger; tait. Also, honey mouse …   Australian English dictionary

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