tamandua

noun
ta·​man·​dua | \ tə-ˈman-də-wə How to pronounce tamandua (audio) , -ˌman-də-ˈwä How to pronounce tamandua (audio) \

Definition of tamandua

: either of two arboreal anteaters (Tamandua mexicana and T. tetradactyla) of Central and South America having a nearly hairless tail

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Isla even let Lawrence hold her on her lap for ultrasounds during the tamandua's pregnancy. Terry Demio, Cincinnati.com, "When playing with the zoo animals isn't really play," 30 May 2019 Sometimes, Isla, a tamandua, steps up on two feet, too. Terry Demio, Cincinnati.com, "When playing with the zoo animals isn't really play," 30 May 2019

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First Known Use of tamandua

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tamandua

Portuguese tamanduá, from Tupi tamanuá, tamanduá

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