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Aardvark   Listen
noun
aardvark  n.  (Spelled also Aard-vark)  (Zool.) An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus (Orycteropus afer), somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It is a nocturnal ungulate, burrows in the ground with its powerful claws, and feeds entirely on ants and termites, which it catches with its long, extensile, slimy tongue. It is the sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata.
Synonyms: ant bear, anteater, Orycteropus afer, oryctere, orycterope






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Words linked to "Aardvark" :   Orycteropus, anteater, placental mammal, placental, genus Orycteropus, Orycteropus afer, ant bear, eutherian mammal, eutherian



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