megathere

noun
mega·​there | \ ˈmegəˌthi(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of megathere

: a member of the genus Megatherium

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“Megathere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megathere. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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