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ˈteɪ pər, təˈpɪərtapir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapirnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. tapirnoun

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

  2. Etymology: tapir, from tapira.

Wikipedia

  1. Tapir

    Tapirs ( TAY-pər, TAY-peer, tə-PEER) are large, herbivorous mammals belonging to the family Tapiridae. They are similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile nose trunk. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South and Central America, with one species inhabiting Southeast Asia. They are one of three extant branches of Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulates), alongside equines and rhinoceroses. Only a single genus, Tapirus, is currently extant. Tapirs migrated into South America during the Pleistocene epoch from North America after the formation of the Isthmus of Panama as part of the Great American Interchange. Tapirs were once widespread in North America until the arrival of humans at the end of the Late Pleistocene, around 12,000 years ago.

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  1. tapir

    A tapir is a large, herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. They belong to the family Tapiridae, within the order of Perissodactyla. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. They are known for their distinctive color patterns, often with differing shades of grey, black, and white. Despite their size, they are excellent swimmers and climbers. Tapirs are generally solitary creatures and are considered endangered or vulnerable due to hunting and habitat loss.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tapirnoun

    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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tapir

    tā′pir, n. a genus of Ungulata, of the section Perissodactyla, thick-skinned, short-necked, with a short flexible proboscis, found in South America.—adjs. Tapir′odont, having teeth like the tapir; Tap′iroid, related to the tapirs. [Braz.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tapir in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tapir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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