ant-eater definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of anteater.
    • one of many species of edentates and monotremes that feed upon ants. See ant-bear, pangolin, aard-vark, and echidna.
    • An animal that feeds upon ants: a name applied to several mammals and birds.
    • nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that nourishes on termites; sole extant representative regarding the order Tubulidentata
    • a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having an extended snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australian Continent
    • any one of several exotic United states mammals of family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feast upon ants and termites
    • a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and achieving a lengthy snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; indigenous to New Guinea
    • toothless mammal of south Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny machines and an extended snout for feeding on ants and termites
    • little Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; almost extinct
    • Alternative spelling of anteater.
    • one of many species of edentates and monotremes that feed upon ants. See ant-bear, pangolin, aard-vark, and echidna.
    • An animal that feeds upon ants: a name applied to a few animals and birds.
    • nocturnal burrowing mammal of grasslands of Africa that nourishes on termites; sole extant representative regarding the purchase Tubulidentata
    • a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having an extended snout and claws for looking ants and termites; indigenous to Australian Continent
    • any one of a few tropical American animals of family members Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and prey on ants and termites
    • a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and achieving a lengthy snout and claws for shopping ants and termites; indigenous to brand new Guinea
    • toothless mammal of south Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny machines and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
    • little Australian marsupial having lengthy snout and powerful claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct

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