spiny anteater

noun

Examples of spiny anteater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a long, sticky tongue, a penchant for snacking on ants and termites, and a body covered in barbless quills called spines, the echidna is also known as a spiny anteater. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 18 Jan. 2023 These researchers need your help building their datasets by collecting everything from your pet's saliva to spiny anteater poop. Bob Hirshon, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2020 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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Word History

First Known Use

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 17 Jun. 2024.

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