megathere


megathere
noun
gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth-like mammal of the Pliocene and Pleistocene in America
Syn: ↑ground sloth
Hypernyms: ↑megatherian, ↑megatheriid, ↑megatherian mammal
Member Holonyms: ↑Megatherium, ↑genus Megatherium

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  • Megathere — Meg a*there, Megatherium Meg a*the ri*um, n. [NL. megatherium, fr. Gr. me gas great + qhri on beast.] (Paleon.) An extinct gigantic quaternary mammal, allied to the ant eaters and sloths. Its remains are found in South America. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mégathère — ou mégathérium (mé ga tè r ou mé ga té ri om ) s. m. Grand mammifère dont on ne connaît que des ossements fossiles. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Méga.... préfixe, et terme grec signifiant bête …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • megathere — /meg euh thear /, n. any of the huge, slothlike animals of the extinct genus Megatherium, or closely related genera, that lived from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene epochs. [1830 40; < NL Megatherium; see MEGA , THERE] * * * …   Universalium

  • megathere — noun An extinct, gigantic, ground sloth (genus Megatherium) that flourished in South America during the Pleistocene epoch …   Wiktionary

  • megathere — mega·there …   English syllables

  • megathere — meg•a•there [[t]ˈmɛg əˌθɪər[/t]] n. pal any of the huge slothlike animals of the extinct genus Megatherium or closely related genera that lived from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene epochs • Etymology: 1830–40; < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • megathere — /ˈmɛgəθɪə/ (say meguhthear) noun any of the huge sloth like animals that constitute the extinct genus Megatherium. {New Latin megathērium, from Greek mega mega + thērion beast} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mégathère de Jefferson — Paresseux terrestre de Jefferson Paresseux terrestre de Jefferson …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Megatherium — Megathere Meg a*there, Megatherium Meg a*the ri*um, n. [NL. megatherium, fr. Gr. me gas great + qhri on beast.] (Paleon.) An extinct gigantic quaternary mammal, allied to the ant eaters and sloths. Its remains are found in South America. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mégathérium — mégathère ou mégathérium (mé ga tè r ou mé ga té ri om ) s. m. Grand mammifère dont on ne connaît que des ossements fossiles. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Méga.... préfixe, et terme grec signifiant bête …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré