Cape armadillo

noun

Definition of Cape armadillo

: the scaly anteater (Manis temminckii) of southern Africa that like the true armadillo rolls into a ball when alarmed — compare pangolin

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History and Etymology for Cape armadillo

from Cape of Good Hope

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“Cape armadillo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20armadillo. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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