Definition of anteater in English:

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anteater

Pronunciation: /ˈan(t)ˌēdər/

noun

A mammal that feeds on ants and termites. It has a long snout and sticky tongue.
Example sentences
  • In South America, anteaters evolved long sticky tongues that enable them to feed on ants and termites.
  • As the name suggests, anteaters eat ants and termites in vast quantities, sometimes up to 30,000 insects in a single day.
  • The prey of anteaters adheres to their long, sticky tongues.
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