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armadillo

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armadillo

noun ar·ma·dil·lo \ˌär-mə-ˈdi-(ˌ)lō\

: a small American animal that lives underground and whose head and body are protected by a hard shell

plural ar·ma·dil·los

Full Definition of ARMADILLO

:  any of a family (Dasypodidae) of burrowing edentate mammals found from the southern United States to Argentina and having the body and head encased in an armor of small bony plates

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Origin of ARMADILLO

Spanish, from diminutive of armado armed one, from Latin armatus
First Known Use: 1577

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