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ground sloth

any of various extinct large, edentate mammals from the Pleistocene Epoch of North and South America resembling modern sloths but living on the ground rather than in trees.
Origin of ground sloth
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • What many people don't know, however, is that there were many different species of ground sloth.
  • When the feet were first found, it was believed that they belonged to a ground sloth.
  • Among these animals were the mastodon, ground sloth, and giant bison.
  • Gone forever were the wooly mammoth and giant ground sloth that had provided food and clothing for the hunters and their families.

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