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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ant-eater  \Ant"-eat`er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  edentates  and  monotremes  that  feed 
  upon  ants.  See  {Ant-bear},  {Pangolin},  {Aard-vark},  and 
  {Echidna}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anteater 
  n  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  [syn:  {pangolin},  {scaly  anteater}] 
  2:  any  of  several  tropical  American  mammals  of  the  family 
  Myrmecophagidae  which  lack  teeth  and  feed  on  ants  and 
  termites  [syn:  {New  World  anteater}] 
  3:  nocturnal  burrowing  mammal  of  the  grasslands  of  Africa  that 
  feeds  on  termites;  sole  extant  representative  of  the  order 
  Tubulidentata  [syn:  {aardvark},  {ant  bear},  {Orycteropus 
  afer}] 
  4:  small  Australian  marsupial  having  long  snout  and  strong 
  claws  for  feeding  on  termites;  nearly  extinct  [syn:  {numbat}, 
  {banded  anteater},  {Myrmecobius  fasciatus}] 
  5:  New  Guinea  echidnas  [syn:  {echidna},  {spiny  anteater}] 
  6:  burrowing  spine-covered  monotreme  of  Australia  having  a  long 
  snout  and  claws  for  hunting  ants  and  termites  [syn:  {echidna}, 
  {spiny  anteater}] 




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