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ant bear

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noun
  1. aardvark.
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Origin of ant bear

First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for ant bear

Historical Examples

  • "No get in close to ant-bear," he warned, pointing to the giant's claws.

    The Inca Emerald

    Samuel Scoville

  • I suppose the poor thing has been hiding in the ant-bear holes with nothing to eat.

    Jess

    H. Rider Haggard

  • I am told that up in the Drakensberg yonder the ant-bear holes are full of Englishmen.

    Jess

    H. Rider Haggard

  • They have few myths or traditions; the ant-bear is the chief figure in their beast-legends.

  • It could belong to no other creature than the tamanoir, or great ant-eater, by the people of South America called the ant-bear.


British Dictionary definitions for ant bear

ant bear

noun
  1. another name for aardvark
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