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



BrE BrE//ˈɑːdvɑːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrdvɑːrk//
Wild mammals
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an animal from southern Africa that has a long nose and tongue and that eats insects See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate 18th cent.: from South African Dutch, from aarde ‘earth’ + vark ‘pig’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aardvark