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echidna Tweet Definition of echidna Like Definition of echidna on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of the four species of small spined monotremes, also known as a spiny anteaters, found in Australia and southern New Guinea.
proper noun
  1. A Greek myth
eland Tweet Definition of eland Like Definition of eland on Facebook
noun
  1. A species of large South African antelope (Oreas canna). It is valued both for its hide and flesh.
elephant shrew Tweet Definition of elephant shrew Like Definition of elephant shrew on Facebook
noun
  1. any of several small, insectivorous long-nosed mammals, of the order Macroscelidea, native to Africa
elk Tweet Definition of elk Like Definition of elk on Facebook
noun
  1. (US, Canada) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose. Elk never have flat antlers (like moose do.)
  2. The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
ermine Tweet Definition of ermine Like Definition of ermine on Facebook
noun
  1. A weasel, Mustela erminea, found in northern latitudes; its dark brown fur turns white in winter (apart from the black tip of the tail)
  2. The white fur of this animal
  3. (poetic) A symbol of purity
  4. (figuratively) The office of a judge
  5. (heraldry) A white field with black spots
verb
  1. To clothe with ermine
eutherian Tweet Definition of eutherian Like Definition of eutherian on Facebook
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals.
  2. a eutherian animal.

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