Definition of noolbenger in US English:

noolbenger

(also nulbenger)

noun

Australian
  • The honey possum, Tarsipes rostratus (family Tarsipedidae), a tiny marsupial with a long pointed snout and a prehensile tail that is restricted to south-west Australia and feeds exclusively upon nectar and pollen.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Gilbert (1779–1852), Congregational minister. From Nyungar (Perth–Albany region) ngulbunggur.

Pronunciation

noolbenger

/ˈnuːlbɛŋɡə/