nine-banded armadillo

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nine-band·ed armadillo

(nīn′băn′dĭd)
n.
A species of armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) widespread in the Americas, usually having nine bands of bony plates across the midsection. The females give birth to identical quadruplets.
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Noun1.nine-banded armadillo - having nine hinged bands of bony platesnine-banded armadillo - having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay
armadillo - burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates
Dasypus, genus Dasypus - type genus of the Dasypodidae