spiny anteater

noun

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Examples of spiny anteater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were gifted the Australian spiny anteater by a royal fan. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 24 Oct. 2018 There are only two kinds of egg-laying mammals in existence today – the platypus and the spiny anteater species. James Rogers, Fox News, 29 May 2018 The echidna, or spiny anteater, is a marvel of defensive self-preservation, from its impenetrable spikes to its amazing ability to breathe through bushfires. smithsonianmag.com, 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of spiny anteater

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spiny anteater was in 1827

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“Spiny anteater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiny%20anteater. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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