Tamandua meaning

tə-măndo͝o-ə
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.
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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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A taxonomic genus within the family Myrmecophagidae — certain semi-arboreal anteaters.
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Origin of tamandua

  • Portuguese tamanduá from Tupí ta-monduá from monduar to catch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Tupian or Portuguese tamanduá (“anteater”).

    From Wiktionary