tamanoir


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tamanoir

(ˌtɑːməˈnwɑː)
n
a large anteater of Central and South America, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
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Noun1.tamanoir - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful clawstamanoir - 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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(6) In Richaud's text, Mme Guillot's tongue is most like that of a tamanoir or anteater when gossiping: "la langue pendante et surchargee de racontars comme celle du tamanoir repu est surchargee de fourmis" (35).