aardvarken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aarde +‎ varken. Originally South African Dutch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːrtˌfɑr.kə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: aard‧var‧ken

Noun[edit]

aardvarken n (plural aardvarkens, diminutive aardvarkentje n)

  1. aardvark, Orycteropus afer [from 1779]