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aard·vark

 (ärd′värk′)
n.
A burrowing mammal (Orycteropus afer) of sub-Saharan Africa, having a stocky body, large ears, a long tubular snout, and powerful digging claws for feeding on ants and termites.

[Obsolete Afrikaans : aarde, earth (from Middle Dutch aerde; see er- in Indo-European roots) + vark, pig (from Middle Dutch varken; see porko- in Indo-European roots).]

aardvark

(ˈɑːdˌvɑːk)
n
(Animals) a nocturnal mammal, Orycteropus afer, the sole member of its family (Orycteropodidae) and order (Tubulidentata). It inhabits the grasslands of Africa, has long ears and snout, and feeds on termites. Also called: ant bear
[C19: from obsolete Afrikaans, from aarde earth + varken pig]

aard•vark

(ˈɑrdˌvɑrk)

n.
a large burrowing African mammal, Orycteropus afer, having a piglike snout and long sticky tongue for feeding on ants and termites.
[1825–35; < Afrikaans erdvark < Dutch aardvarken=aarde earth + varken pig; see farrow1]

aard·vark

(ärd′värk′)
A burrowing mammal of southern Africa, having a stocky body, large ears, and a long tubular snout with a snake-like tongue that it uses for feeding on ants and termites.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aardvark - nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termitesaardvark - nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
genus Orycteropus, Orycteropus - coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae
Translations
خنزير الأرض
jordsvin
tuhnik
maasika
שנבוב
földimalac
jarðsvín
jordsvin
aardvark

aardvark

[ˈɑːdvɑːk] N (Zool) → cerdo m hormiguero

aardvark

nErdferkel nt

aardvark

[ˈɑːdˌvɑːk] noritteropo
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