a small, tree-dwelling species (Tamandua tetradactyla
, family Myrmecophagidae) of edentate anteaters
of tropical America, with a naked
tail and large ears
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Word origin of 'tamandua'Port tamanduá < Tupí < ta (contr. of tacy, ant) + monduar, hunter