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n. pl. ar·ma·dil·los
Any of various omnivorous burrowing mammals of the family Dasypodidae, native to southern North America and Central and South America and characterized by an armorlike covering consisting of jointed bony plates.
[Spanish, diminutive of armado, armored, past participle of armar, to arm, from Latin armāre, from arma, arms; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -los
1. (Animals) any edentate mammal of the family Dasypodidae of Central and South America and S North America, such as Priodontes giganteus (giant armadillo). They are burrowing animals, with peglike rootless teeth and a covering of strong horny plates over most of the body
2. (Animals) fairy armadillo another name for pichiciego
[C16: from Spanish, diminutive of armado armed (man), from Latin armātus armed; compare armada]
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ar•ma•dil•lo(ˌɑr məˈdɪl oʊ)
n., pl. -los.
any of several New World burrowing mammals of the family Dasypodidae, related to the anteater, covered with jointed plates of bone and horn.
[1570–80; < Sp, =armad(o) armed + -illo < Latin -illus diminutive suffix]
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Any of several toothless, burrowing mammals of South America and southern North America. Armadillos have an armor-like covering of jointed bony plates and roll up into a ball when attacked.
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|Noun||1.||armadillo - burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates|
edentate - primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
Dasypus novemcinctus, nine-banded armadillo, peba, Texas armadillo - having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay
apar, three-banded armadillo, Tolypeutes tricinctus - South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates
Euphractus sexcinctus, peludo, poyou - Argentine armadillo with six movable bands and hairy underparts
chlamyphore, Chlamyphorus truncatus, fairy armadillo, pichiciago, pichiciego - very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck
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armadillo[ˌɑːməˈdɪləʊ] N → armadillo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
armadillo[ˌɑːrməˈdɪləʊ] n → tatou m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Gürteltier nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
armadillo[ˌɑːməˈdɪləʊ] n → armadillo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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