- 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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- the two-toed slothSee sloth (def. 1)
Word Origin for unau
C18: via French from Tupi
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