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Definition 1: primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America - [noun denoting animal]

(edentate is a kind of ...) mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

(... is a kind of edentate ) burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates

(... is a kind of edentate ) any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits

(... is a kind of edentate ) a large extinct ground sloth

(... is a kind of edentate ) a variety of extinct edentate

(... is a kind of edentate ) large (bear-sized) extinct edentate mammal of the Pleistocene in South America

(... is a kind of edentate ) any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites

(... is a member of edentate) order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos

Definition 2: having few if any teeth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where edentate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • anteaters are edentate animals

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(edentate is similar to ...) lacking teeth

"most birds are toothless" "a toothless old crone"

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