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  • n. A fictional cryptid said to have been seen on Papua New Guinea in the early twentieth century, resembling a tapir or giant sloth.

Etymologies

Coined by its inventor, the English comic actor George Graves (1876-1949), who introduced it as a bit of by-play in the musical, The Little Michus at Daly's Theatre, London, in 1905. (Wiktionary)

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