tapir

[ tey-per, tuh-peer ]SEE DEFINITION OF tapir
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAPIR

And the white bones of the tapir lay in a huddled mass in the open.

The tapir, then, in point of size takes precedence in the South-American fauna.

It now only remained to get the tapir into it, but therein lay the difficulty.

Guapo kept his promise with the tapir, and on that very same day.

He has reached the spot where Halberger turned in along the tapir path.

The habits of the American tapir are not unlike those of the rhinoceros.

The elephant, rhinoceros, tapir, and the man-like orang-outang are all indigenous.

But Guapo had promised him that he should see the tapir trapped in an hour's time.

That the tapir was worshipped by the Mayans there is no doubt: ample proof exists.

The tapir was his principal symbol, and to what does this fact point?

WORD ORIGIN

1774, perhaps from French tapir (1580), ultimately from Tupi (Brazil) tapira.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TAPIR

ungulate

nounhoofed animal
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