[ US /ɪˈkɪdnə/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛtʃɪdnɐ/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛtʃɪdnɐ/ ]
- a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea
- a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia
How To Use echidna In A Sentence
- Maybe you would see koalas, wombats, echidnas, brush tail and ring tail possums and emus if you're lucky.
- True, the bottle of T.C.P. antiseptic (slightly to the right) is a reminder of splinters, stubbed toes, barnacle cuts from the jetty, and minor sailing accidents but fortunately nobody seems ever to have been seriously injured; never to my knowledge bitten by a snake or poisonous spider, and the only local indigenous wildlife I recall are possums, kookaburras, and a lone echidna which put in an appearance in about 1976. Archive 2009-04-01
- There are only three living monotremes, the duck-billed platypus and two species of echidna, or ‘spiny anteaters’, such as the one shown at right.
- The platypus and the echidna - a nocturnal, burrowing mammal with a spiny coat, long claws, and no teeth - are the only known living members of a type of animal known as monotremes.
- By the blacks the echidna, which is known as "Coombee-yan," is placed on the very top of the list of those dainties which the crafty old men reserve for themselves under awe-inspiring penalties. Confessions of a Beachcomber
- Next in size to the echidna is the white-tipped rat (UROMYS The Confessions of a Beachcomber
- But it is the immediate predecessor of modern mammals, such as the platypus and the echidna.
- So sometimes there may be the opportunity to stroke the bilbies and echidnas (and watch the latter run off down the corridor at the back), and on others it may be hand-feeding baby wallabies and Thunderbird the emu. Undefined
- Perth Zoo is another fine place to see native wildlife, such as the platypus and echidna that were the inspiration for the Olympic mascots.
- Echidnas have long, protrusible, mucous-covered tongues that aid in the capture of prey.