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English definition of “echidna”

echidna

noun [C]     /ɪˈkɪd.nə/
a small Australian mammal that is covered with sharp spines , has a long nose , and eats ants and termites Wild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
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