Echidna

Echidna

1. A monster, half maid and half serpent.

2. (Science: zoology) 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.

Origin: L, a viper, adder, gr.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 2,415 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link