Definitions for tapirˈteɪ pər, təˈpɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ta•pirˈteɪ pər, təˈpɪər(n.)(pl.)-pirs; -pir.

  1. any stout, hoofed mammal of the genus Tapirus of tropical America and SE Asia, having a short, fleshy proboscis.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of tapir:

1745–55; 蠐 Tupi tapira

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapir(noun)

    large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate of tropical America and southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout

Wiktionary

  1. tapir(Noun)

    Any one of several species of large odd-toed ungulates of the taxonomic family Tapiridae with a long prehensile upper lip.

  2. Origin: tapir, from tapira.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tapir(noun)

    any one of several species of large odd-toed ungulates belonging to Tapirus, Elasmognathus, and allied genera. They have a long prehensile upper lip, short ears, short and stout legs, a short, thick tail, and short, close hair. They have three toes on the hind feet, and four toes on the fore feet, but the outermost toe is of little use

Freebase

  1. Tapir

    A tapir is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. The four species of tapirs are: the Brazilian tapir, the Malayan tapir, Baird's tapir and the mountain tapir. All four are classified as endangered or vulnerable. Their closest relatives are the other odd-toed ungulates, including horses and rhinoceroses.

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