aard-vark

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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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