Echidna Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
Definitions from Wordnet 2.0
- burrowing spine-covered monotreme of Australia having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites
- New Guinea echidnas
Definitions from Wiktionary
- a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea ,
- a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia
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Echidna Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
Genus Tachyglossus T. aculeatus Genus Zaglossus Z. attenboroughi Z. bruijnii Z. bartoni
Echidna, the spiny anteater, is a monotreme that lives in Australia and in New Guinea. They are the living members of the family Tachyglossidae.
Echnidas have a long, tube-like mouth with a sticky tongue, and they are also covered in spines. They have mammary glands, and lay eggs.
The echidna has a way of protecting itself. With its long, sharp claws, they quickly dig a hole until only their spines are showing. The predator will not be able to get to it without injuring itself. When there is a fire, the Echidna will dig down out of reach of the fire.
Meaning of the Name 'Echidna'
- Meaning: Myth name (a monster)
- Origin: Egyptian
- Gender: Female
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