Definitions for tapirˈteɪ pər, təˈpɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ta•pirˈteɪ pər, təˈpɪər(n.)(pl.)-pirs; -pir.
any stout, hoofed mammal of the genus Tapirus of tropical America and SE Asia, having a short, fleshy proboscis.
Origin of tapir:
1745–55; 蠐 Tupi tapira
large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate of tropical America and southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout
Any one of several species of large odd-toed ungulates of the taxonomic family Tapiridae with a long prehensile upper lip.
Origin: tapir, from tapira.
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
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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