Origin of ant bear
First recorded in 1545–55
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"No get in close to ant-bear," he warned, pointing to the giant's claws.The Inca Emerald
I suppose the poor thing has been hiding in the ant-bear holes with nothing to eat.
I am told that up in the Drakensberg yonder the ant-bear holes are full of Englishmen.
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.Popular Adventure Tales
- another name for aardvark
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