Meaning of TAPIR in English


noun (plural ~s; also ~) Etymology: Portuguese ~, ~a, from Tupi tapiʔíra Date: 1774 any of a genus ( Tapirus ) of herbivorous chiefly nocturnal perissodactyl mammals of tropical America and southeastern Asia from Myanmar to Sumatra that have a heavy sparsely hairy body and the snout and upper lip prolonged into a short flexible proboscis

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