Definition of ground sloth in English:

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ground sloth

noun

An extinct terrestrial edentate mammal of the Cenozoic era in America, typically of very large size.
Example sentences
  • In North America these included mammoths and mastodon, giant ground sloths, and glyptodonts.
  • The first North Americans lived side-by-side with elephant-like mammoths and mastodons, giant short-faced bears, sabre-toothed cats, tree-sized ground sloths and heavily armoured glyptodonts.
  • We, furthermore, tested extracts from a cave bear from which endogenous bear sequences cannot be amplified and a Pleistocene ground sloth from South America using the same controls.

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Syllabification: ground sloth

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