Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) of Argentina, having pale pink armor and thick silky white hair.
  • n. A South American armadillo (Burmeisteria retusa) having yellow-brown armor and whitish hair.

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  • n. A small, burrowing, South American edentate (Chlamyphorus truncatus), allied to the armadillos; the pink fairy armadillo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck

Etymologies

American Spanish : Araucanian pichi, armadillo + Spanish ciego, blind (from Latin caecus).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The red viscacha rat (Tympanoctomys barrerae) and the pichiciego (Chlamyphorus truncatus) are mammals endemic to this biome; they are also listed as vulnerable according to IUCN categories.

    Argentine Monte

  • The most characteristic mammal fauna of the Monte are the edentates quirquincho chico or piche llorón (Chaetophractus vellerosus), pichiciego (Chlamyphorus tuncatus), carnivores such as puma (Felis concolor), zorro gris chico (Pseudalopex griseus), zorrino chico (Conepatus castaneus), huroncito or hurón chico (Lyncodon patagonicus), the ungulate guanaco (Lama guanicoe), and the rodents cuis chico (Microcavia australis), mara (Dolichotis sp.).

    Argentine Monte

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  • Happiness is a pink fairy armadillo.

    January 1, 2014