armadillo

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

nine-banded armadillo

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

armadillo (plural armadillos or armadilloes)

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

Hyponyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish armadillo.

Noun[edit]

armadillo m (plural armadillos)

  1. armadillo

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish armadillo.

Noun[edit]

armadillo m (plural armadilli)

  1. armadillo

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

armadillo

  1. armadillo

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /armaˈdiʎo/, [armaˈðiʎo]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /armaˈdiɟ͡ʝo/, [armaˈðiʝo]

Noun[edit]

armadillo m (plural armadillos)

  1. armadillo

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]