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.

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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British Dictionary definitions for unau

unau

/ (ˈjuːnaʊ) /

noun

the two-toed slothSee sloth (def. 1)

Word Origin for unau

C18: via French from Tupi
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