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Meaning of ECHIDNA

Pronunciation:  i'kidnu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  burrowing spine-covered monotreme of Australia having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites
  2. [n]  New Guinea echidnas

ECHIDNA is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: anteater, spiny anteater
 See Also: egg-laying mammal, genus Tachyglossus, genus Zaglossus, monotreme, Tachyglossus, Zaglossus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*chid"na\, n. [L., a viper, adder, Gr. ?.]
1. (Gr. Myth.) A monster, half maid and half serpent.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of {Monotremata} found in Australia,
   Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are toothless and covered
   with spines; -- called also {porcupine ant-eater}, and
   {Australian ant-eater}.

Computing Dictionary

constraint logic programming embedded in an object-oriented language. The syntax is an extension of edinburgh prolog.

["Hierarchical Arc Consistency Applied to Numeric Processing in Constraint Logic Programming", G. Sidebottom et al, TR-91-06, CSS-IS, Simon Fraser U, and Comp Intell 8(4) (1992)].

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