megathere

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See also: mégathère

English[edit]

Megathere
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέγας ‎(mégas, large) + θηρίον ‎(thēríon, wild beast).

Noun[edit]

megathere ‎(plural megatheres)

  1. An extinct, gigantic, ground sloth (genus Megatherium) that flourished in South America during the Pleistocene epoch.

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