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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate of tropical America and southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout.

Usage examples (39)
  • Guapo was busy plucking his macaws, but at the word tapir he sprang to his feet, making the feathers fly in all directions.
  • Unlike the hog, however, the tapir is a cleanly animal.
  • The tapir is a very large animal, -- about five or six feet long and three or four feet high.
  • One book I consulted calls the tapir a kind of tiger, to which he bears hardly any resemblance. for more
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