Definition of Giant anteater

1. Noun. Large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America.

Definition of Giant anteater

1. Noun. The largest species of anteater, ''Myrmecophaga tridactyla'', found in Central and South America. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Anteater

giant anteater (current term)
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Literary usage of Giant anteater

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Costa Rica by Nelles Verlag Staff, Klaus Boll, Ortrun Egelkraut, Detlev Kirst (1999)
"Only the giant anteater, which lives on the forest floor, is considerably larger. ... In Costa Rica the giant anteater is only found on the Osa ..."

2. Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys (2000)
"The trio glimpsed deer, too far for a successful shot, and troubled a giant anteater probing for termites at the rotting base of a dead palm. ..."

3. All About Animals Around the World by Lisa Vitarisi Mathews (2005)
"Explain to children that a giant anteater uses its large strong claws to break open ant and termite nests. Then it pokes its long nose ..."

4. Bolivia by Vivien Lougheed (2006)
"... and the giant anteater. The reserve is in a mountainous area with steep cliffs along the Bermejo River system. The above two reserves are managed by ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands by Peter Krahenbul (2003)
"Rare animals found at the reserve include the jaguar, several species of small cats, the long-wattled umbrella bird, the giant anteater, and abundant ..."

6. South America (W/Poster) by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"Andean condor 8. giant anteater page 53 1. vicuna 2. llama 3. in the mountains of South America 4. in North America 5. wool cloth that is made into clothing ..."

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