- (zoology) A mammal, Orycteropus afer, of the order Tubulidentata, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa. It burrows in the ground, and feeds mostly on termites, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue.
- (slang, particularly in the southeast, _, US) A silly or credulous person who is prone to mistakes or blunders.
- I walked into the wrong bathroom like a total .
- (zoology) A insectivorous quadruped (i, Proteles cristatus), of South Africa, related to and resembling the hyena, and having an erectile crest.
- (zoology) One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragus, â�¨ Oryx, nasomaculatus). It is now believed to be the Strepsiceros (twisted horn) of the ancients. By some it is thought to be the pygarg of the Bible.
- Either of two species of elephant, Loxodonta africana or Loxodonta cyclotis, found in Africa is the smaller of the two types and its tusks are made of cartilage like finger nails.
- A rodent similar in appearance to a guinea pig but having longer legs.
noun (alpaca, pl2=alpacas)
- A sheeplike animal of the Andes. It is a South American member of the camel family, Camelidae (order Artiodactyla), of mammals; its Latin name is Lama pacos. It is closely related to the llama, guanaco, and vicuí±a, which are referred to collectively as lamoid, lamoids.
- a bovine mammal, a species of bison
- Fabric made from the hair of a rabbit
- Any of several animals, in suborder Vermilingua, which are noted for eating ants and termites which they catch with their long sticky tongues.
- A common term used of some other unrelated species that feed with ants, including pangolin ("scaly anteater"), echidna ("spiny anteater"), aardvark and numbat ("banded anteater").
noun (pl=antelope, pl2=antelopes)
- Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by having hollow horns. Unlike deer antelope do not shed their horns.
verb (ap, ing)
- An animal of a class of primates generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail.
- (derogatory) An uncivilised person.
- (transitive) To imitate.
- 1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistíªs of Plato," Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 92, p. 454,
- : It is not conceived as a mere "aping" in externals nor as an enacting in the sense of assuming a foreign role.
- Biblical Hebrew name meaning literally "lion of God", and used also in reference to the city of Jerusalem.
- Name of a spirit in the play The Tempest by Shakespeare.
- Name of the twelfth and brightest moon of the planet Uranus.
- (given name, male), often borrowed from Spanish usage.
- (given name, female), mostly of persons born after 1970.
- Any of a family of burrowing mammals covered with bony, jointed, protective plates.
- Texas armadillo scientific name: Dasypus novemcinctus
- (zoology) A beast of burden, particularly a donkey.
- (slang) A jerk; a mean or rude person.
- (slang) A stupid person (passing into Etymology 2)
- Damn! That new kid left the cap off of the syrup bottle again! What an .
- An extinct European mammal, Bos primigenius, the ancestor of domestic cattle.
- (zoology) The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europí¦us).
- A singular nocturnal quadruped, of the family Daubentoniidae, allied to the lemurs, found in Madagascar remarkable for its long fingers, sharp nails, and rodent-like incisor teeth.