anteater

noun ant·eat·er \ ˈant-ˌē-tər \

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
c :echidna

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First Known Use of anteater

1668


ANTEATER Defined for English Language Learners

anteater

noun

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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