two-toed sloth


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. two-thirds rule,
  2. two-tier,
  3. two-time,
  4. two-time loser,
  5. two-toed anteater,
  6. two-tone,
  7. two-tooth,
  8. two-track,
  9. two-up,
  10. two-way

Origin of two-toed sloth

First recorded in 1765–75

Also called u·nau, u·nai [yoo-naw, oo-nou] /yuˈnɔ, uˈnaʊ/.

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