Definition of sloth in English:

sloth

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Pronunciation: /sləʊθ
 
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noun

  • 2A slow-moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from the branches of trees using its long limbs and hooked claws.
    • Families Bradypodidae (three species of three-toed sloth in genus Bradypus) and Megalonychidae (two species of two-toed sloth in genus Choloepus), order Xenarthra (or Edentata).
    More example sentences
    • Peccaries, tapirs, anteaters, armadillos, sloths, coatis, and others are around but hard to see.
    • In South America, a group known as the Xenarthrans developed, today represented by the anteaters, sloths and armadillos.
    • Monkeys, tapirs, sloths, anteaters, and bats abound, all in an area the size of West Virginia.

Origin

Old English: from slow + -th2.

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