Definition of tapir noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈteɪpə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪpər//
Wild mammals
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an animal like a pig with a long nose, that lives in Central and S America and SE Asia See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate 18th cent.: via Spanish and Portuguese from Tupi-Guarani tapyra.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tapir