Meaning of AARDVARK in English

AARDVARK

n. a nocturnal mammal of southern Africa, Orycteropus afer, with a tubular snout and a long extendible tongue, that feeds on termites. Also called ant-bear, earth-hog.

[ Afrik. f. aarde earth + vark pig ]

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