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Dictionary definition for: Anteater

1. (n) toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

2. (n) any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites

3. (n) nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata

4. (n) small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct

5. (n) New Guinea echidnas

6. (n) burrowing spine-covered monotreme of Australia having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

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