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- n. An extinct South American quaternary mammal, allied to the armadillos, with tessellated scales and fluted teeth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An extinct South American quaternary mammal, allied to the armadillos. It was as large as an ox, was covered with tessellated scales, and had fluted teeth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and best-known genus of the family Glyptodontidæ; the long-tailed fossil armadillos or glyptodons, with 5 toes on the hind feet and 4 on the fore, the fifth digit of which is wanting. Species are G. clavipes and G. reticulatus, from the Pleistocene of South America.
- n. [lowercase] An animal of the family Glyptodontidæ) or Hoplophoridæ; one of the gigantic fossil armadillos of South America.
Ancient Greek carved, engraved + tooth. See glyph. (Wiktionary)