plural -s
: tapir

Word History


Portuguese & Spanish; Portuguese, tapir, elk, buckskin, from Spanish de anta of buckskin (in such phrases as adarga de anta shield of buckskin), from de of (from Latin, from, down, away) + anta tapir, elk, buckskin

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“Danta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danta. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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