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- n. Alternative spelling of anteater.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of several species of edentates and monotremes that feed upon ants. See ant-bear, pangolin, aard-vark, and echidna.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An animal that feeds upon ants: a name applied to several mammals and birds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
- n. a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia
- n. any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
- n. a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea
- n. toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
- n. small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
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Angela Carter has her moments of mischief in the midst of the gothic, and so does Tanith Lee giant ant-eater, anyone?
I'm rather of the opinion that the second to last pic looks like an ant-eater.
It shelters rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, such as the giant otter and giant ant-eater.
Spilett killed two kangaroos with bows and arrows, and also an animal which strongly resembled both a hedgehog and an ant-eater.
The general way of catching them is to dig into the ant-hill, and wait till the builders come forth to repair the damage, then brush them off quickly into a vessel, as the ant-eater does into his mouth.
We observed that, wherever an ant-eater had made his hole, shells were thrown out with the earth, identical with those now alive in the lake.
Fortunately the dogs had found, and Nuflo had succeeded in killing, a great ant-eater, so that we were well supplied with excellent, strength-giving flesh.
He was a newspaper man from Kansas City, a lean, light-haired man with what Meredith called an adventurous nose; one could almost fancy it found its way by feeling its way and moved like the proboscis of an ant-eater.
The hand had struck as straight as a striking snake; as instantaneous as the flick of the long tongue of an ant-eater.
“A great ant-eater!” exclaimed Benito, as he threw it on the deck of the jangada.