• Definition for "ground sloth"
    • Any of various huge extinct edentates, specially of…
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ground sloth definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various huge extinct edentates, specially of the genus Megatherium, inhabiting south usa throughout the Pleistocene Epoch and pertaining to the sloths. Also called giant floor sloth.
    • gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth-like mammal for the Pliocene and Pleistocene in the usa
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