peba

noun
\ ˈpebə \
plural -s

Definition of peba

: a small armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) having nine movable bands of scutes and ranging from Texas to Paraguay

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History and Etymology for peba

Portuguese, from Tupi tatupeba, from tatu armadillo + peba flat

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“Peba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peba. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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