two-toed sloth


two-toed sloth
noun
1. relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot
Syn: ↑unau, ↑unai, ↑Choloepus didactylus
Hypernyms: ↑sloth, ↑tree sloth
Member Holonyms: ↑Choloepus, ↑genus Choloepus
2. a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot
Syn: ↑unau, ↑unai, ↑Choloepus hoffmanni
Hypernyms: ↑sloth, ↑tree sloth
Member Holonyms: ↑Choloepus, ↑genus Choloepus

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noun
: a sloth of the genus Choloepus having two functional claws on each front foot and three on each back foot; specifically : a Central American sloth (C. hoffmanni)

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either of two sloths of the genus Choloepus, having two claws on the forelimbs and three on the hind limbs, including C. didactylus and C. hoffmanni. Also called unau. See illus. under sloth.
[1765-75]

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two-toed sloth «TOO TOHD»,
any one of a group of sloths of tropical South and Central America having two toes on the forefeet.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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