tapir

Part of speech: noun

A large mammal, having short, stout limbs and flexible proboscis.

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Usage examples "tapir":

  1. On the farther side of the river was a deserted house, and we could distinctly trace the heavy footprints of a tapir leading up the path and through the open doorway. - "Through Five Republics on Horseback", G. Whitfield Ray.
  2. Mr. Mason writes: Though seen so rarely, the tapir is by no means uncommon in the interior of the Tavoy and Mergui provinces. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.
  3. This is peculiar, and found in no other animal with the exception of the tapir. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.