from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae that lack teeth and feed on ants and termites, especially the giant anteater.
- n. Any of several other animals, including the echidna, aardvark, and pangolin, that feed on ants.
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- n. Any of several animals, in suborder Vermilingua, which are noted for eating ants and termites which they catch with their long sticky tongues.
- n. A common term used of some other unrelated species that feed with ants, including pangolin (scaly anteater), echidna (spiny anteater), aardvark and numbat (banded anteater).
We've only visited the zoo once since we moved here, but the anteater is one of the animals I recall in particular.
I found that one thing Audrey told me was true - on the phone Hugh sounded like the blue anteater from the old Pink Panther show.
Except - the anteater was a cad, and Hugh was likely the finest man I'll ever meet.
I thought the ad was cleverly written and produced (the anteater was a cute touch) ... and utterly horrifying.
The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus, VU) is a marsupial 'anteater' that is the only member of its entire family.
The Greek Echidna, the mother of monsters, identifies herself to the story's hero, Percy and he says, "Isn't that a kind of anteater?"
For example, a tamandua, a kind of anteater, uses its long and curled claws to dig into insect mounds.
Sweden s Parken Zoo welcomed a baby giant anteater last month.
Sweden's Parken Zoo welcomed a baby giant anteater last month.
The male baby is the first giant anteater to be born in a zoo in Sweden, and has yet to be named.
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