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Definition of Armadillo

Armadillo
Armadillo Ar`ma*dil"lo ([aum]r`m[.a]*d[i^]l"l[-o]), n.; pl. Armadillos (-l[=o]z). [Sp. armadillo, dim. of armado armed, p. p. of armar to arm. So called from being armed with a bony shell.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any edentate animal if the family Dasypid[ae], peculiar to America. The body and head are incased in an armor composed of small bony plates. The armadillos burrow in the earth, seldom going abroad except at night. When attacked, they curl up into a ball, presenting the armor on all sides. Their flesh is good food. There are several species, one of which (the peba) is found as far north as Texas. See Peba, Poyou, Tatouay. (b) A genus of small isopod Crustacea that can roll themselves into a ball.

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- Armadillos (from Spanish "little armoured one") are New World placental mammals in the order Cingulata. The Chlamyphoridae and Dasypodidae are the only...
- The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), or the nine-banded, long-nosed armadillo, is a medium-sized mammal found in North, Central, and South...
- The pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) or pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo (mammals of the families Chlamyphoridae and Dasypodidae...
- The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), colloquially tatou, ocarro, tatu-canastra or tatú carreta, is the largest living species of armadillo (although...
- Armadillo Aerospace was an aerospace startup company based in Mesquite, Texas. Its initial goal was to build a crewed suborbital spacecraft capable of...
- The armadillo girdled lizard (Ouroborus cataphractus), also commonly known as the armadillo lizard, the Golden-armadillo lizard, or the armadillo spiny-tailed...
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- The armadillo projection is a map projection used for world maps. It is neither conformal nor equal-area but instead affords a view evoking a perspective...
- Armadillo World Headquarters (sometimes called simply The 'Dillo) was a music venue and nightclub located in Austin, Texas from 1970 to 1980. It was located...
- in the Americas. It currently consists of anteaters, tree sloths and armadillos. Xenarthrans originated in South America during the Paleocene about 59...
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