American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- 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).
- ant + eater (Wiktionary)
“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.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘anteater’.
variegated armadillos and other asundry bands and stripes
A list of birders' "shorthand" names, traditional nicknames, non-English names, and obsolete names for feathered creatures worldwide.
Interesting blog entry here on naming U.S. birds.
Okay, I admit it. I made a list of words my daughter knew when she was two years old.
Being animals, not necessarily limited to those commonly found in zoos.
Looking for tweets for anteater.