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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 echid·na /ɪˈkɪdnə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·chid·na n.
 1. Gr. Myth. A monster, half maid and half serpent.
 2. Zoöl. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: New Guinea echidnas [syn: spiny anteater, anteater]
      2: burrowing spine-covered monotreme of Australia having a long
         snout and claws for hunting ants and termites [syn: spiny
         anteater, anteater]
      [also: echidnae (pl)]