- a nocturnal mammal, Orycteropus afer, the sole member of its family (Orycteropodidae) and order (Tubulidentata). It inhabits the grasslands of Africa, has long ears and snout, and feeds on termites
Also called: ant bear
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Mammalsa large African mammal having a piglike snout and long sticky tongue for feeding on ants and termites.
- Mammalsa large, nocturnal, burrowing mammal, Orycteropus afer, of central and southern Africa, feeding on ants and termites and having a long, extensile tongue, strong claws, and long ears.
- Dutch aardvarken, equivalent. to aarde earth + varken pig; see farrow1
- Afrikaans erdvark