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 for Native sloth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sloth \Sloth\, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w
     slow. See Slow.]
     1. Slowness; tardiness.
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              These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor
              This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. --Shak.
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     2. Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness;
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              [They] change their course to pleasure, ease, and
              sloth.                                --Milton.
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              Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.
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     3. (Zool.) Any one of several species of arboreal edentates
        constituting the family Bradypodidae, and the suborder
        Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and long
        prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth (see
        Illust. of Edentata), and the ears and tail are
        rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and
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     Note: The three-toed sloths belong to the genera Bradypus
           and Arctopithecus, of which several species have been
           described. They have three toes on each foot. The
           best-known species are collared sloth ({Bradypus
           tridactylus), and the ai ({Arctopitheus ai}). The
           two-toed sloths, consisting the genus Cholopus, have
           two toes on each fore foot and three on each hind foot.
           The best-known is the unau ({Cholopus didactylus) of
           South America. See Unau. Another species ({Cholopus
           Hoffmanni) inhabits Central America.
           Various large extinct terrestrial edentates, such as
           Megatherium and Mylodon, are often called sloths.
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     Australian sloth, or Native sloth (Zool.), the koala.
     Sloth animalcule (Zool.), a tardigrade.
     Sloth bear (Zool.), a black or brown long-haired bear
        ({Melursus ursinus, or Melursus labiatus), native of
        India and Ceylon; -- called also aswail, labiated
        bear, and jungle bear. It is easily tamed and can be
        taught many tricks.
     Sloth monkey (Zool.), a loris.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Koala \Ko*a"la\, n.
     A tailless furry marsupial ({Phascolarctos cinereus), found
     in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of her
     neck. Called also Australian bear, koala bear, native
     bear, and native sloth. The koala lives almost all of its
     life in trees, moves sluggishly like a sloth, and eats
     eucalyptus leaves almost exclusively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Native \Na"tive\ (n[=a]"t[i^]v), a. [F. natif, L. nativus, fr.
     nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Na["i]ve, Neif
     a serf.]
     1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. [Obs.]
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              Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native,
              rising and vanishing again in long periods of times.
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     2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the
        place or the circumstances in which one is born; --
        opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color,
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     3. Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native
        inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where
        used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native
        oysters, or strawberries. In the latter sense, synonymous
        with domestic.
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     4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything;
        as, native dust. --Milton.
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     5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one;
        inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius,
        cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc.
        Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically
        used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be
        used for negative qualities. See also congenital
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              Courage is native to you.             --Jowett
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     6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). [R.]
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              the head is not more native to the heart, . . .
              Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. --Shak.
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     7. (Min.)
        (a) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as,
            native silver, copper, gold.
        (b) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium
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     Native American party. See under American, a.
     Native bear (Zool.), the koala.
     Native bread (Bot.), a large underground fungus, of
        Australia ({Mylitta australis), somewhat resembling a
        truffle, but much larger.
     Native devil. (Zool.) Same as Tasmanian devil, under
     Native hen (Zool.), an Australian rail ({Tribonyx
     Native pheasant. (Zool.) See Leipoa.
     Native rabbit (Zool.), an Australian marsupial ({Perameles
        lagotis) resembling a rabbit in size and form.
     Native sloth (Zool.), the koala.
     Native thrush (Zool.), an Australian singing bird
        ({Pachycephala olivacea); -- called also thickhead.
     Native turkey (Zool.), the Australian bustard ({Choriotis
        australis); -- called also bebilya.
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     Syn: Natural; natal; original; congenital.
     Usage: Native, Natural, Natal. natural refers to the
            nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom;
            native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native
            country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances
            of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native
            talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that
            which springs from the structure of the mind. Native
            eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion;
            natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied
            or artificial.
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