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    anteater - Dictionary definition and meaning for word anteater

    Definition
    (noun) toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
    Synonyms : pangolin , scaly anteater
    Definition
    (noun) any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
    Synonyms : new world anteater
    Definition
    (noun) nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata Definition
    (noun) small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct Definition
    (noun) a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea
    Synonyms : echidna , spiny anteater
    Definition
    (noun) a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia
    Synonyms : echidna , spiny anteater
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