from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large extinct ground sloth of the family Megatheriidae of the Miocene Epoch through the Pleistocene Epoch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An extinct, gigantic, ground sloth (genus Megatherium) that flourished in South America during the Pleistocene epoch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An extinct gigantic quaternary mammal, allied to the ant-eaters and sloths. Its remains are found in South America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mammal of the family Megatheriidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth-like mammal of the Pliocene and Pleistocene in America
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[Gosse's "Natural History."] "And now conceive the massive frame of the megathere convulsed with the mighty wrestling, every vibrating fibre reacting upon its bony attachments with the force of a hundred giants.