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1. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites.

Synonyms

  • placental
  • eutherian mammal
  • placental mammal
  • scaly anteater
  • Manis
  • eutherian
  • pangolin

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Anteater

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  • seedeater

Example sentences of the word anteater


1. Noun, singular or mass
The barbs and saliva help the anteater to collect as many ants as possible on its tongue.

2. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia.

Synonyms

  • egg-laying mammal
  • monotreme
  • Tachyglossus
  • genus Tachyglossus
  • spiny anteater

Antonyms

  • plantigrade mammal
  • digitigrade mammal
  • aplacental

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)

3. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata.

Synonyms

  • eutherian mammal
  • placental mammal
  • ant bear
  • genus Orycteropus
  • aardvark
  • Orycteropus
  • eutherian
  • Orycteropus afer

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)

4. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites.

Synonyms

  • lesser anteater
  • New World anteater
  • edentate
  • Myrmecophaga jubata
  • family Myrmecophagidae
  • ant bear
  • Cyclopes didactylus
  • giant anteater
  • silky anteater
  • great anteater
  • Myrmecophagidae
  • Tamandua tetradactyla
  • tamandu
  • two-toed anteater
  • tamanoir

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)

5. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea.

Synonyms

  • egg-laying mammal
  • monotreme
  • genus Zaglossus
  • spiny anteater
  • Zaglossus

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)

6. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct.

Synonyms

  • dasyurid marsupial
  • dasyurid
  • banded anteater
  • genus Myrmecobius
  • numbat
  • Myrmecobius fasciatus

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)
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