ant bear

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Origin of ant bear

First recorded in 1545–55

Words Nearby ant bear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ant bear in a sentence

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

  • Another species of “ant-bear,” differing from both in size and in many of its habits, is the “little ant-eater.”

  • For my own part, perched upon the apex of a ten-foot ant-bear cone, I need have no misgivings.

    My African Journey | Winston Churchill
  • But this is a distorted and unnatural position, and in life would be a painful and intolerable attitude for the ant-bear.

    Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton
  • There is another singularity in the anatomy of the ant-bear, I believe as yet unnoticed in the page of natural history.

    Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton

British Dictionary definitions for ant bear

ant bear

  1. another name for aardvark

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