tatouay

noun
tat·​ou·​ay | \ ˈtatüˌā, ˌtätüˈī\
plural -s

Definition of tatouay

: a large armadillo (Cabassous unicinctus) of tropical South America that has 12 or 13 movable bands or plates around the body

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History and Etymology for tatouay

Spanish tatuay, from Guarani tatu aí, literally, worthless armadillo; from the inedibility of the flesh

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