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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“Tatouay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tatouay. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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