ant bear

1. large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America
Hypernyms: ↑anteater, ↑New World anteater
Member Holonyms: ↑Myrmecophaga, ↑genus Myrmecophaga
2. nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
Syn: ↑aardvark, ↑anteater, ↑Orycteropus afer
Member Holonyms: ↑Orycteropus, ↑genus Orycteropus

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1. : a So. American mammal (Myrmecophaga jubata) of the order Edentata that is about four feet in length exclusive of the long tail, has long shaggy gray fur with a black breast band and white stripe on the shoulder, and is toothless but has a long slender tongue with which it licks up ants and powerful claws with which it tears up logs and anthills — called also great anteater, tamanoir; see anteater

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ant bear,
1. a large South American anteater having long front claws, a very slender head, a shaggy, gray coat marked with a black band on the chest, and a large, bushy tail; great anteater.
2. = aardvark. (Cf.aardvark)

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1) another term for aardvark
2) another term for (see anteater)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Ant-bear — n. (Zo[ o]l.) An edentate animal of tropical America (the Tamanoir), living on ants. It belongs to the genus {Myrmecophaga}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ant bear — n. 1. a large, ant eating, edentate mammal (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) of Central America and tropical South America, with a long, shaggy tail; giant anteater 2. AARDVARK …   English World dictionary

  • ant bear — ant′ bear n. mam aardvark • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • ant bear — vamzdžiadantis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Orycteropus afer angl. aardvark; ant bear; earth hog vok. Erdferkel rus. африканский трубкозуб; капский трубкозуб; трубкозуб pranc. oryctérope ryšiai:… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ant bear — /ˈænt bɛə/ (say ant bair) noun 1. a large terrestrial tropical American edentate, the great anteater, Myrmecophaga jubata, subsisting on termites, ants, and other insects, and having powerful front claws, a long, tapering snout and extensile… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ant bear — aardvark. [1545 55] * * *       common name sometimes used for the giant anteater and for the aardvark. See anteater; aardvark. * * * …   Universalium

  • ant bear — noun a) aardvark (Orycteropus afer) b) giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) …   Wiktionary

  • ant bear — n. anteater, type of animal with a long nose which eats ants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ant-bear — …   Useful english dictionary

  • little ant-bear — Tamandu Ta*man du, n. [Sp., from the native name: cf. F. tamandua.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small ant eater ({Tamandua tetradactyla}) native of the tropical parts of South America. [1913 Webster] Note: It has five toes on the fore feet, an elongated snout,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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