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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of armadillos, formerly conterminous with the family Dasypodidæ, now restricted to certain species of the subfamily Dasypodinæ (which see). See also cut under armadillo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the type genus of the Dasypodidae.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Dasypodinae — the surviving genus of armadillos.

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

  • noun type genus of the Dasypodidae

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