pichiciego


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pichiciego

or

pichiciago

n, pl -gos
1. (Animals) a very small Argentine armadillo, Chlamyphorus truncatus, with white silky hair and pale pink plates on the head and back
2. (Animals) greater pichiciego a similar but larger armadillo, Burmeisteria retusa
[C19: from Spanish, probably from Guarani pichey small armadillo + Spanish ciego blind]
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Noun1.pichiciego - very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neckpichiciego - very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck
armadillo - burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates
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References in periodicals archive ?
In 1824, he brought back to Philadelphia a pichiciego pampeano or blind armadillo (clamypborous trucatus), which he donated to the local museum.