from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two small nocturnal anteaters (Tamandua tetradactyla or T. mexicana) of Central and South America, having thick, bristly fur and dwelling in trees during the day.
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- n. An anteater of the genus Tamandua.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The little ant-bear or four-toed ant-eater of South America, Myrmecophaga tamandua.
- n. [capitalized] The genus to which this species belongs, separated from Myrmecophaga, the animal being then called Tamandua tetradactyla.
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- n. small toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbs; of tropical South America and Central America
Portuguese tamanduá, from Tupi ta-monduá, from monduar, to catch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)