Central American tapir


Definition of Central American tapir

: baird's tapir … lists more than 100 species threatened with extinction in Panama, including the jaguar, the spectacled bear, the Central American tapir and all five species of sea turtle that nest there.— Jeannie Kever, Houston Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2007

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First Known Use of Central American tapir

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Central American tapir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Central%20American%20tapir. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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