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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An order of mammals including the armadillos, sloths, and anteaters; -- called also Bruta. The incisor teeth are rarely developed, and in some groups all the teeth are lacking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mammalogy, a Cuvierian order of mammals; the edentates.
  • A group of crustaceans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos

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