armadillo

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English[edit]

nine-banded armadillo

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish armadillo, diminutive of armado (armored), in reference to its protective plates.

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armadillo (plural armadillos or armadilloes)

  1. Any of a family of burrowing mammals covered with bony, jointed, protective plates, genus Dasypus.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish armadillo.

Noun[edit]

armadillo m (plural armadillos)

  1. armadillo

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

armadillo m (plural armadilli)

  1. armadillo

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English armadillo, from Spanish armadillo, diminutive of armado (armored), in reference to its protective plates.

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armadillo

  1. armadillo

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

armado (armored) +‎ -illo (diminutive), i.e. "little armored one"

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armadillo m (plural armadillos)

  1. armadillo

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