ant bear


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ant bear

n.
1. The giant anteater.
2. The aardvark.

aard•vark

(ˈɑrdˌvɑrk)

n.
a large burrowing African mammal, Orycteropus afer, having a piglike snout and long sticky tongue for feeding on ants and termites.
[1825–35; < Afrikaans erdvark < Dutch aardvarken=aarde earth + varken pig; see farrow1]
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Noun1.ant bear - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful clawsant bear - 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
2.ant bear - nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termitesant bear - nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
genus Orycteropus, Orycteropus - coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae
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