Asian tapir

noun

: malayan tapir
… the Asian tapir may walk along river bottoms like a hippopotamus.Donald R. Prothero and Robert M. Schoch, Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals, 2002

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Asian tapir was in 1898

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“Asian tapir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asian%20tapir. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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