New World anteater

Definitions of New World anteater
  1. noun
    any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
    synonyms: anteater
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    Myrmecophaga jubata, ant bear, giant anteater, great anteater, tamanoir
    large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America
    Cyclopes didactylus, silky anteater, two-toed anteater
    squirrel-sized South American toothless anteater with long silky golden fur
    Tamandua tetradactyla, lesser anteater, tamandu, tamandua
    small toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbs; of tropical South America and Central America
    type of:
    primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
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