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Meaning of ARMADILLO

Pronunciation:  `ârmu'dil ow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates

ARMADILLO is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: apar, Burmeisteria retusa, cabassous, Cabassous unicinctus, chlamyphore, Chlamyphorus truncatus, Dasypodidae, Dasypus novemcinctus, edentate, Euphractus sexcinctus, fairy armadillo, family Dasypodidae, giant armadillo, greater pichiciego, nine-banded armadillo, peba, peludo, pichiciago, pichiciego, poyou, Priodontes giganteus, tatou, tatouay, tatu, Texas armadillo, three-banded armadillo, Tolypeutes tricinctus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: If you dream of an armadillo, it might signifie that you are isolating yourself and making it very hard for others to reach you. It might also mean that you need to be a little be more agressive and independent.
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