giant anteater


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giant anteater

n.
A large tropical American anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) having an elongated narrow snout, long sticky tongue, and large shaggy tail.

gi′ant ant′eater


n.
a large tropical American anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, with a long, bushy tail.
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Noun1.giant anteater - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful clawsgiant anteater - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America
New World anteater, anteater - any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
genus Myrmecophaga, Myrmecophaga - type genus of the Myrmecophagidae; South American ant bear
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