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Noun: ant bear  ant behr
  1. Large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America
    - giant anteater, great anteater, tamanoir, Myrmecophaga jubata
  2. Nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
    - aardvark, anteater, Orycteropus afer

Derived forms: ant bears

Type of: anteater, eutherian, eutherian mammal, New World anteater, placental, placental mammal

Part of: genus Myrmecophaga, genus Orycteropus, Myrmecophaga, Orycteropus

Encyclopedia: Ant bear