Malayan tapir

noun

Definition of Malayan tapir

: a tapir (Tapirus indicus) that is blackish with a broad white area on the middle part of the body and is found in southern Myanmar and Thailand, Malaysia, and Sumatra A young Malayan tapir, considered one of Southeast Asia's most endangered species, has arrived on long-term loan to the Minnesota Zoo … — Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 29 Dec. 2010

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Malayan tapir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malayan%20tapir. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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