anteater: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ant'ē"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae, having a long, tapered snout, extensile tongue, and powerful front claws and feeding chiefly on ants and termites. Cf. giant anteater, silky anteater, tamandua.
  2. the aardvark.
  3. a pangolin.
  4. an echidna.
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