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giant anteater

Syllabification: gi·ant ant·eat·er

Definition of giant anteater in English:

noun

A large insectivorous mammal with long coarse fur, large claws, an elongated snout, and a long tongue for catching ants. It is native to Central and South America.
  • Myrmecophaga tridactyla, family Myrmecophagidae, order Xenartha (or Edentata)
Example sentences
  • In Brazil's Pantanal, South America's largest wetlands, you'll stalk giant anteaters, armadillos, maned wolves, and jaguars.
  • The giant anteater of South America is about the size of a German shepherd dog.
  • They also take some beetle larvae and bees, and in captivity giant anteaters accept some fruit.

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