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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).]
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a large burrowing African mammal, Orycteropus afer, having a piglike snout and long sticky tongue for feeding on ants and termites.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||aardvark - 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
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n → Erdferkel nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
aardvark[ˈɑːdˌvɑːk] n → oritteropo
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