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Meaning & Definition of Anteater in English

English

Anteater

/æntitər/

noun

1. Toothless mammal of southern africa and asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

    synonym:
  • pangolin
  • ,
  • scaly anteater
  • ,
  • anteater

2. Any of several tropical american mammals of the family myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites

    synonym:
  • anteater
  • ,
  • New World anteater

3. Nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of africa that feeds on termites

  • Sole extant representative of the order tubulidentata
    synonym:
  • aardvark
  • ,
  • ant bear
  • ,
  • anteater
  • ,
  • Orycteropus afer

4. Small australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites

  • Nearly extinct
    synonym:
  • numbat
  • ,
  • banded anteater
  • ,
  • anteater
  • ,
  • Myrmecobius fasciatus

5. A burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

  • Native to new guinea
    synonym:
  • echidna
  • ,
  • spiny anteater
  • ,
  • anteater

6. A burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

  • Native to australia
    synonym:
  • echidna
  • ,
  • spiny anteater
  • ,
  • anteater