aardvark (n.) Look up aardvark at Dictionary.com
also aard-vark, South African groundhog, 1833, from Afrikaans Dutch aardvark, literally "earth-pig" (it burrows), from aard "earth," from Proto-Germanic *ertho- (see earth) + vark "pig," which is from Proto-Germanic *farhaz- (source also of Old High German farah, German Ferkel "young pig, sucking pig," a diminutive form; Old English fearh; see farrow (n.)).