Synonyms for aardvark

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ahrd-vahrk
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɑrdˌvɑrk

Définition of aardvark

Origin :
  • 1833, from Afrikaans Dutch aardvark, literally "earth-pig" (the animal burrows), from aard "earth" (see earth) + vark "pig," cognate with Old High German farah (source of German Ferkel "young pig, sucking pig," a diminutive form), Old English fearh (see farrow).
  • noun nocturnal animal
Example sentences :
  • The name ant-eater is also given to the pangolins and to the aardvark.
  • Extract from : « The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 » by Various
  • They got him in the hole like an aardvark, with a bush over the mouth, so you couldn't see it.
  • Extract from : « Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland » by Olive Schreiner

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