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Synonyms of anteater

Noun


1. pangolin, scaly anteater, anteater, placental, placental mammal, eutherian, eutherian mammal

usage: toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

2. anteater, New World anteater, edentate

usage: any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites

3. aardvark, ant bear, anteater, Orycteropus afer, placental, placental mammal, eutherian, eutherian mammal

usage: nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata

4. numbat, banded anteater, anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatus, dasyurid marsupial, dasyurid

usage: small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct

5. echidna, spiny anteater, anteater, monotreme, egg-laying mammal

usage: a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea

6. echidna, spiny anteater, anteater, monotreme, egg-laying mammal

usage: a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia

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