giant anteater

noun

Definition of giant anteater

: a large bushy-tailed anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) of Central and South America

Examples of giant anteater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lowland tapir and the giant anteater are both considered vulnerable. Jill Langlois, National Geographic, 2 Oct. 2020 Board a boat at Atalaya and cruise even deeper into the rainforest, on the lookout for monkeys, giant anteaters, tapirs, ocelots, armadillos, peccaries, caimans, and the numerous bird species that inhabit Manú National Park. National Geographic, 10 Sep. 2019 There was a giant anteater slurping up pink yogurt off the deck. National Geographic, 29 Oct. 2019 Experience a Colombian safari with giant anteaters and crocodiles, plus cowboy culture, in Casanare. Washington Post, 3 Jan. 2020 Board a boat at Atalaya and cruise even deeper into the rainforest, on the lookout for monkeys, giant anteaters, tapirs, ocelots, armadillos, peccaries, caimans, and the numerous bird species that inhabit Manú National Park. National Geographic, 10 Sep. 2019 Board a boat at Atalaya and cruise even deeper into the rainforest, on the lookout for monkeys, giant anteaters, tapirs, ocelots, armadillos, peccaries, caimans, and the numerous bird species that inhabit Manú National Park. National Geographic, 10 Sep. 2019 Board a boat at Atalaya and cruise even deeper into the rainforest, on the lookout for monkeys, giant anteaters, tapirs, ocelots, armadillos, peccaries, caimans, and the numerous bird species that inhabit Manú National Park. National Geographic, 10 Sep. 2019 Board a boat at Atalaya and cruise even deeper into the rainforest, on the lookout for monkeys, giant anteaters, tapirs, ocelots, armadillos, peccaries, caimans, and the numerous bird species that inhabit Manú National Park. National Geographic, 10 Sep. 2019

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Giant anteater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giant%20anteater. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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