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Definition of "anteater" []

  • Any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae that lack teeth and feed on ants and termites, especially the giant anteater. (noun)
  • Any of several other animals, including the echidna, aardvark, and pangolin, that feed on ants. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anteater" in a sentence
  • "We've only visited the zoo once since we moved here, but the anteater is one of the animals I recall in particular."
  • "I found that one thing Audrey told me was true - on the phone Hugh sounded like the blue anteater from the old Pink Panther show."
  • "Except - the anteater was a cad, and Hugh was likely the finest man I'll ever meet."