Pronunciation: (ä'ē), [key]
—pl. a•isPronunciation: (ä'ēz). [key]
a three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, inhabiting forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil, having a diet apparently restricted to the leaves of the trumpet-tree, and sounding a high-pitched cry when disturbed.
Pronunciation: (ī), [key]
(used as an utterance of pity, pain, anguish, etc.)
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