1. tapir

noun. large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate of tropical America and southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout.


  • Tapirus terrestris
  • odd-toed ungulate
  • perissodactyl
  • New World tapir
  • Indian tapir
  • genus Tapirus
  • perissodactyl mammal
  • Malayan tapir
  • Tapirus indicus


  • tapir (French)

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Sentences with tapir

1. Noun, singular or mass
This guy's large nose didn't develop until fairly recently; it's only been the last few million years that the tapir's nose grew to its present length.