Ant-bear 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]

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  • 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 — noun 1. large shaggy haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America • Syn: ↑giant anteater, ↑great anteater, ↑tamanoir, ↑Myrmecophaga jubata • Hypernyms: ↑anteater, ↑New World anteater …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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