anteater

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anteater a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia
    • n anteater a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea
    • n anteater small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
    • n anteater nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
    • n anteater any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
    • n anteater toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
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Usage

In literature:

The Anteater develops her eggs in a pouch.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
Jimmy says the man offered Jones minimus a shilling if he would remove the pig and that piebald anteater from the garden in five minutes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 16, 1917." by Various
A large and hideous snake, a young kangaroo, or an anteater are mascots more to the liking of the marines.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Then the anteater danced along with them.
"Tales of Giants from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Cetacea (whales) and Edentata (armadilloes, scaly anteaters, &c.), that these are likewise the most abnormal in their teeth.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Anteaters feed exclusively on animal substances, mostly insects.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
There are also the deer, tapir, armadillo, anteater, and a few other minor animals.
"Equatorial America" by Maturin M. Ballou
The perfectly-definable group is that which includes the American Anteaters, the Armadillos, and the Sloths.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Such are the Australian spiny anteater and the duck mole.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In news:

The Detroit Zoo is home to three female giant anteaters: Chesley, 16.
Giant anteater gives birth at Nashville Zoo.
Last stand in Asia for shy, defenseless anteater.
Cavalier runner rallies past Anteater.
SF Zoo welcomes baby giant anteater.
The San Francisco Zoo is welcoming its newest resident -- a baby giant anteater.
Giant anteater gives birth at Nashville Zoo.
Puggles , also known as spiny anteaters, are egg-laying mammals that live in Australia and New Guinea.
Puggles, also known as spiny anteaters, are egg-laying mammals that live in Australia and New Guinea.
Like anteaters, they have a long, sticky tongue for catching termites and other insects.
As well as jaguars and maned wolves, the researchers hope to clone black lion tamarins, bush dogs, coatis, collared anteaters, gray brocket deer and bison.
The Anteaters (3-0) advance to the Super Regionals by knockingout Texas, the nation's Number Four seed.
The program proves these spiny anteaters, also known as puggles, can breed younger than initially thought.
Shea Groom helped set up goals by fellow sophomores Bianca Brinson and Kelley Monogue to lead No 15 Texas A&M to a 2-1 win at UC Irvine in the Aggies' season opener Monday at Anteater Stadium.
The Aggies avenged an early-season loss to the Anteaters with the win.
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