anteater

noun ant·eat·er \ ˈant-ˌē-tər \
|Updated on: 28 Jul 2018

Definition of anteater

: any of several mammals that feed largely or entirely on ants or termites: such as
a : any of a family (Myrmecophagidae) of New World edentates with a long narrow snout, a long tongue, and large salivary glands that includes the giant anteater and tamandua
b : pangolin
c : echidna
d : aardvark

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ANTEATER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of anteater for English Language Learners

  • : an animal that has a very long nose and tongue and eats ants


ANTEATER Defined for Kids

anteater

noun ant·eat·er \ ˈant-ˌē-tər \

Definition of anteater for Students

: an animal that has a long nose and long sticky tongue and feeds chiefly on ants and termites


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