- a 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.
Origin of aardvark
Examples from the Web for aardvark
Contemporary Examples of aardvark
Ed Markey (D-MA) appeared with Arthur the Aardvark, the star of the PBS show Arthur, to promote funding for public broadcasting.Muppets, Superheroes And The Politicians Who Love Them
May 22, 2014
XG Ventures has invested in over 45 companies with fifteen exits, including such companies as Tapulous, Posterous, and Aardvark.
Historical Examples of aardvark
The name ant-eater is also given to the pangolins and to the aardvark.
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
- 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 termitesAlso called: ant bear