tamandua

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noun ta·man·dua \tə-ˈman-də-wə, -ˌman-də-ˈwä\

Definition of tamandua

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

Origin and Etymology of tamandua

Portuguese tamanduá, from Tupi tamanuá, tamanduá


First Known Use: 1834

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