Ailuropoda

noun

Ai·​lu·​rop·​o·​da
ˌī(-ə)l-yə-ˈrä-pə-də,
ˌāl-
: a genus of Procyonidae including only the giant panda

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from ailur- + -poda

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ailuropoda was in 1870

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“Ailuropoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ailuropoda. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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