armadillo

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English[edit]

nine-banded armadillo

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Borrowed 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 the burrowing mammals covered with bony, jointed, protective plates, order Cingulata, found in the Americas, especially in South America.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish armadillo.

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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.

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armadillo

  1. armadillo

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /aɾmaˈdiʝo/, [aɾ.maˈð̞i.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /aɾmaˈdiʎo/, [aɾ.maˈð̞i.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /aɾmaˈdiʃo/, [aɾ.maˈð̞i.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /aɾmaˈdiʒo/, [aɾ.maˈð̞i.ʒo]

Noun[edit]

armadillo m (plural armadillos)

  1. armadillo
    Synonym: (Mexican Indian) ayotoste

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