Pronunciation: (tā'pur, tu-pēr'), [key]
—pl. -pirs, (esp. collectively) -pir.
any of several large, stout, three-toed ungulates of the family Tapiridae, of Central and South America, the Malay Peninsula, and Sumatra, somewhat resembling swine and having a long, flexible snout: all species are threatened or endangered.
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