Definitions

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A small South American edentate (Chlamyphorus truncatus, and Chlamyphorus retusus) allied to the armadillo. It is covered with a leathery shell or coat of mail, like a cloak, attached along the spine.

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  • noun zoology A small South American edentate (Chlamyphorus truncatus and C. retusus) allied to the armadillo, covered with a leathery shell.

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

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek cloak + to bear.

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