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u·nau

also u·nai  (yo͞o′nô, o͞o′nou)
n. pl. u·naus also u·nais
See sloth.

[Portuguese, from Tupí uná, lazy.]

unau

(ˈjuːnaʊ)
n
(Animals) the two-toed sloth. See sloth1
[C18: via French from Tupi]
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Noun1.unau - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfootunau - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot
tree sloth, sloth - 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
Choloepus, genus Choloepus - a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
2.unau - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front footunau - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot
tree sloth, sloth - 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
Choloepus, genus Choloepus - a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
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