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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An armadillo (Xenurus unicinctus), native to tropical South America; the broad-banded armadillo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An armadillo (Xenurus unicinctus), native of the tropical parts of South America. It has about thirteen movable bands composed of small, nearly square, scales. The head is long; the tail is round and tapered, and nearly destitute of scales; the claws of the fore feet are very large. Called also tatouary, and broad-banded armadillo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of armadillo, Dasypus tatouay or Xenurus unicinctus. See cut under Xenurus.

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

  • n. naked-tailed armadillo of tropical South America

Etymologies

Of Brazilian origin; compare Portuguese tatu, French tatou. (Wiktionary)

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