Anteater



any of several mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae, having a long, tapered snout, extensile tongue, and powerful front claws and feeding chiefly on ants and termites.
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the aardvark.
a pangolin.
an echidna.
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noun
any toothless edentate mammal of the family Myrmecophagidae of Central and South America, esp Myrmecophaga tridactyla (or jubata) (giant anteater), having a long tubular snout used for eating termites See also tamandua
scaly anteater, another name for pangolin
spiny anteater, another name for echidna
banded anteater, another name for numbat
n.

also ant-eater, 1764, in reference to the South American species; 1868 of the Australian echidna; from ant + agent noun from eat (v.).

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