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aard-vark

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aard-vark


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aard-vark  \Aard"-vark`\  ([aum]rd"v[aum]rk`),  n.  [D.,  earth-pig.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  edentate  mammal,  of  the  genus  {Orycteropus},  somewhat 
  resembling  a  pig,  common  in  some  parts  of  Southern  Africa.  It 
  burrows  in  the  ground,  and  feeds  entirely  on  ants,  which  it 
  catches  with  its  long,  slimy  tongue. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aardvark 
  n  :  nocturnal  burrowing  mammal  of  the  grasslands  of  Africa  that 
  feeds  on  termites;  sole  extant  representative  of  the 
  order  Tubulidentata  [syn:  {ant  bear},  {anteater},  {Orycteropus 
  afer}] 




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