Definitions for aardvarkˈɑrdˌvɑrk

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aard•varkˈɑrdˌvɑrk(n.)

  1. a large burrowing African mammal, Orycteropus afer, having a piglike snout and long sticky tongue for feeding on ants and termites.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of aardvark:

1825–35; < Afrik erdvark < D aardvarken=aardeearth+varken pig; see farrow1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aardvark, ant bear, anteater, Orycteropus afer(noun)

    nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata

Wiktionary

  1. aardvark(Noun)

    The mammal Orycteropus afer, of the order Tubulidentata, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

    The aardvark burrows in the ground and feeds mostly on termites, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue.

  2. aardvark(Noun)

    A silly or credulous person who is prone to mistakes or blunders.

    I walked into the wrong bathroom like a total aardvark.

  3. Origin: From South African aardvarken ( > Afrikaans erdvark), from aarde + varken. Early European colonists in South Africa noticed that the animal was similar to a pig, while "aarde" hints at the animal's habit of burrowing.

Freebase

  1. Aardvark

    The aardvark is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata, although other prehistoric species and genera of Tubulidentata are known.

CrunchBase

  1. Aardvark

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