Megatheres

megathere

[meg-uh-theer]
noun
any of the huge, slothlike animals of the extinct genus Megatherium, or closely related genera, that lived from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene epochs.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Megatherium; see mega-, -there

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megathere (ˈmɛɡəˌθɪə)
 
n
any of various gigantic extinct American sloths of the genus Megatherium and related genera, common in late Cenozoic times
 
[C19: from New Latin megathērium, from mega- + -there, from Greek thērion wild beast]
 
mega'therian
 
adj

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