Ant-eater
Ant-eater Ant"-eat`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of edentates and monotremes that feed upon ants. See {Ant-bear}, {Pangolin}, {Aard-vark}, and {Echidna}. [1913 Webster]

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  • ant-eater — see anteater …   English dictionary

  • ant-eater — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Australian ant-eater — Echidna E*chid na ([ e]*k[i^]d n[.a]), n. [L., a viper, adder, Gr. e chidna.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A monster, half maid and half serpent. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of {Monotremata} found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porcupine ant-eater — Echidna E*chid na ([ e]*k[i^]d n[.a]), n. [L., a viper, adder, Gr. e chidna.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A monster, half maid and half serpent. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of {Monotremata} found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcupine ant-eater — Porcupine Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scaly ant-eater — Scaly Scal y, a. 1. Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish. Scaly crocodile. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling scales, lamin[ae], or layers. [1913 Webster] 3. Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow. [Low] [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) Composed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scaly ant-eater — Pangolin Pan go*lin (p[a^][ng] g[ o]*l[i^]n), n. [Malay pang[=u]lang.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of {Manis}, {Pholidotus}, and related genera, found in Africa and Asia. They are covered with imbricated scales, and feed upon ants.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scaly ant-eater — Pangolin …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Ant — For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). Ants Temporal range: 130–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • 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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