(n.) An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It burrows in the ground, and feeds entirely on ants, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Aard-Vark'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/a/aard-vark.html. 1828.