HyperDic: anteater

English > 6 senses of the word anteater:
NOUNanimalanteater, pangolin, scaly anteatertoothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
animalanteater, New World anteaterany of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack / lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
animalanteater, aardvark, ant bear, Orycteropus afernocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites
animalanteater, numbat, banded anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatussmall Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites
animalanteater, echidna, spiny anteatera burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites
animalanteater, echidna, spiny anteatera burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites
anteater > pronunciation
Soundsae'ntiy.ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > anteater: 6 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningtoothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites.
Synonymspangolin, scaly anteater
Member ofManis, genus Manistype genus of the Manidae
Broaderplacental, placental mammal, eutherian, eutherian mammalmammals having a placenta
Spanishpangolín
Catalanpangolí
English > anteater: 6 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAny of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack / lack teeth and feed on ants and termites.
SynonymNew World anteater
Member ofMyrmecophagidae, family MyrmecophagidaeNew World anteaters
Narrowerant bear, giant anteater, great anteater, tamanoir, Myrmecophaga jubatalarge shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws
silky anteater, two-toed anteater, Cyclopes didactylussquirrel-sized South American toothless anteater with long silky golden fur
tamandua, tamandu, lesser anteater, Tamandua tetradactylasmall toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbs
BroaderedentatePrimitive terrestrial / terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth
Spanishoso hormiguero
Catalanformiguer, ós formiguer
English > anteater: 6 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningnocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata.
Synonymsaardvark, ant bear, Orycteropus afer
Member ofOrycteropus, genus Orycteropuscoextensive with the family Orycteropodidae
Broaderplacental, placental mammal, eutherian, eutherian mammalmammals having a placenta
Spanishcerdo hormiguero, oricteropo, orycteropus afer, Orycteropus Afer, oso hormiguero
Catalanorycteropus afer, Orycteropus afer, ós formiguer, porc formiguer
English > anteater: 6 senses > noun 4, animal
Meaningsmall Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct.
Synonymsnumbat, banded anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatus
Member ofMyrmecobius, genus Myrmecobiusbanded anteater
Broaderdasyurid marsupial, dasyuridsmall carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
Spanishmyrmecobius fasciatus, numbat, oso hormiguero
Catalanmyrmecobius fasciatus, Myrmecobius fasciatus, numbat
English > anteater: 6 senses > noun 5, animal
MeaningA burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea.
Synonymsechidna, spiny anteater
Member ofZaglossus, genus ZaglossusA genus of Tachyglossidae
Broadermonotreme, egg-laying mammalThe most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
Spanishoso hormiguero espinoso, oso hormiguero, tachyglossidae
Catalanequidna
English > anteater: 6 senses > noun 6, animal
MeaningA burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia.
Synonymsechidna, spiny anteater
Member ofTachyglossus, genus Tachyglossustype genus of the family Tachyglossidae
Broadermonotreme, egg-laying mammalThe most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
Spanishequidna, oso hormiguero
Catalanequidna, ós formiguer

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