anteater definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few tropical American mammals for the household Myrmecophagidae that lack teeth and feast upon ants and termites, especially the huge anteater.
    • any one of other animals, including the echidna, aardvark, and pangolin, that prey on ants.
    • some of several pets, in suborder Vermilingua, that are mentioned for eating ants and termites that they get with regards to long sticky tongues.
    • a standard term made use of of several other not related types that feed with ants, including pangolin (scaly anteater), echidna (spiny anteater), aardvark and numbat (banded anteater).
    • any one of a few exotic United states animals of household Myrmecophagidae that lack teeth and prey on ants and termites, especially the giant anteater.
    • any one of various other pets, such as the echidna, aardvark, and pangolin, that feast upon ants.
    • Any of several animals, in suborder Vermilingua, which are noted for eating ants and termites that they get making use of their long gluey tongues.
    • A common term made use of of some other unrelated types that feed with ants, including pangolin (scaly anteater), echidna (spiny anteater), aardvark and numbat (banded anteater).

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