Dictionary Results for anteater


1. anteater - noun

· 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(s): pangolin, scaly_anteater

Hypernym(s): placental, placental_mammal, eutherian, eutherian_mammal




2. anteater - noun

· any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites

Synonym(s): New_World_anteater

Hypernym(s): edentate




3. anteater - noun

· nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata

Synonym(s): aardvark, ant_bear, Orycteropus_afer

Hypernym(s): placental, placental_mammal, eutherian, eutherian_mammal




4. anteater - noun

· small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct

Synonym(s): numbat, banded_anteater, Myrmecobius_fasciatus

Hypernym(s): dasyurid_marsupial, dasyurid




5. anteater - noun

· a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea

Synonym(s): echidna, spiny_anteater

Hypernym(s): monotreme, egg-laying_mammal




6. anteater - noun

· a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia

Synonym(s): echidna, spiny_anteater

Hypernym(s): monotreme, egg-laying_mammal





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