Echidna

Echidna was part woman and part snake
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Echidna

Echidnas ə, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals. The four extant species, together with the platypus, are the only surviving members of that order and are the only extant mammals that lay eggs. Their diet consists of ants and termites, but they are not closely relate...
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Echidna

• (n.) 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. • (n.) A monster, half maid and half serpent.
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Echidna

[genus] Echidna is a genus of moray eels in the family Muraenidae. In addition to the species listed below, the zebra moray (Gymnomuraena zebra) has sometimes been included in Echidna. ...
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Echidna

[mythology] In Greek mythology, Echidna (ə; Ἔχιδνα, `she viper`) was half woman half snake, known as the `Mother of All Monsters` because many of the more famous monsters in Greek myth were mothered by her. Hesiod`s Theogony described her as: [...] the goddess fierce Echidna who is half a nymph with glancing eyes and fair cheeks, an...
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Echidna

E·chid'na (e*kĭd'nȧ) noun [ Latin , a viper, adder, Greek 'e`chidna .] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A monster, half maid and half serpent. 2. (Zoology) A genus of Monotremata found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are toothless and cov...
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echidna

any of three species of peculiar egg-laying mammals from Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea that eat and breathe through a bald, tubular beak ... [3 related articles]
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echidna

Australian toothless spined monotreme resembling a hedgehog
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echidna

echidna (ikid'nu) or spiny anteater,primitive animal of the order Monotremata, the egg-laying mammals. A short-legged, grayish brown animal, the echidna is covered with sharp quills and can protect itself by rolling into a tight bristly ball. It may reach 18 in. (46 cm) in length. Padded soles a...
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Echidna

Echidna: see Typhon.
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Echidna

half-snake mate of Typhon who lives in the cave Arima. Their children include the Nemean Lion, the dragon Ladon, the Chimera, the Sphinx, Scylla, the Lernaean Hydra, Orthus (Geryon?s dog), and Cerberus.
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Echidna

monster of Greek mythology, half woman, half serpent. Her parents were either the sea deities Phorcys and Ceto (according to Hesiod`s Theogony) or ...
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Echidna

The echidna, spiny anteater or porcupine anteater is two genera of egg-laying, burrowing, nocturnal mammals of the family Tachyglossidae. They have no teeth, but a long extensile tongue. The echidna in size and general appearance resemble a large hedgehog, excepting that the spines are longer, and the muzzle is protracted and slender, with a small ...
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Echidna

The snake-woman who became the mother of most Greek monsters.
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echidna

Toothless, egg-laying, spiny mammal of the order Monotremata, found in Australia and New Guinea. There are two species: Tachyglossus aculeatus, the short-nosed echidna, and the rarer Zaglossus bruijni, the long-nosed echidna. They feed entirely up...
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echidna

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