a small, tree-dwelling species (Tamandua tetradactyla, family Myrmecophagidae) of edentate anteaters of tropical America, with a naked tail and large ears
Origin of tamanduaPortuguese tamanduá ; from Tupí ; from ta (contr. of tacy, ant) + monduar, hunter
Either of two small nocturnal anteaters (Tamandua tetradactyla or T. mexicana) of southern Mexico and Central and South America, having thick, bristly fur and dwelling in trees during the day.
Origin of tamanduaPortuguese tamanduá, from Tupí ta-monduá, from monduar, to catch.