aardvark

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aardvark nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n aardvark ärd"värk` (Zoöl) An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus Orycteropus afer), somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It is a nocturnal ungulate, burrows in the ground with its powerful claws, and feeds entirely on ants and termites, which it catches with its long, extensile, slimy tongue. It is the sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aardvark The ground-hog or earth-pig of South Africa. See Orycteropus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aardvark ard′vark the ground-hog of South Africa.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D., earth-pig
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. aarde, earth; vark, found only in dim. varken, a pig.

Usage

In literature:

They got him in the hole like an aardvark, with a bush over the mouth, so you couldn't see it.
"Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland" by Olive Schreiner
The name ant-eater is also given to the pangolins and to the aardvark.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
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In news:

But unlike with Twitter, Aardvark 's users don't broadcast their questions to hundreds or thousands of followers.
Female aardvarks typically give birth to one offspring per year.
A baby aardvark recently was born at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.
A baby aardvark was born last month at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago.
An Aardvark in King Richard's Court 16 views The Wanderer Aardvark visits King Richard's Fair.
An Aardvark in King Richard's Court 14 views The Wanderer Aardvark visits King Richard's Fair.
An Aardvark in King Richard's Court 28 views The Wanderer Aardvark visits King Richard's Fair.
An Aardvark in King Richard's Court 26 views The Wanderer Aardvark visits King Richard's Fair.
One doesn't need Aardvark 's help to blast out a plea for guidance to many people online.
But when you do, "you waste the time of a lot of people," said Damon Horowitz, one of Aardvark 's four co-founders.
I said that anyone who created an aardvark, a duck-billed platypus and a pterodactyl couldn't be eternally sober-sided and serious.
Hunch , Aardvark, Kosmix and Wowd all played there.
The application will compete with offerings from Google Aardvark, Quora, Hunch and others.
Facebook Questions Challenges Quora, Google Aardvark, Hunch .
If your name is Harry Aardvark, you get a good position near the top of the A listings.
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In science:

Macdonald S, Kam J (2007) Aardvark et al: quality journals and gamesmanship in management studies.
Modeling a Century of Citation Distributions
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