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  • n. An extinct quaternary mammal, of great size, allied to the sloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An extinct quaternary mammal, of great size, allied to the sloth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gigantic extinct Pleistocene edentate quadrupeds related to the sloths, belonging to the family Mylodontidæ (sometimes, however, referred to the Megatheriidæ), having the foremost tooth in each jaw large and separated from the others by a wide diastema. M. cuvieri is one of the best-known species.
  • n. [lowercase] An individual or a species of this genus.

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