pichiciego

pichiciago

[pich-uh-see-ah-goh, -ey-goh]
noun, plural pichiciagos.
any of several small armadillos of the genera Chalmyphorus and Burmeisteria, of southern South America.
Also, pichiciego [pich-uh-see-ey-goh] .


Origin:
1815–25; < American Spanish pichiciego < Araucanian pichi small + Spanish ciego blind (< Latin caecus)

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pichiciego (ˌpɪtʃɪsɪˈeɪɡəʊ)
 
n , pl -gos
1.  a very small Argentine armadillo, Chlamyphorus truncatus, with white silky hair and pale pink plates on the head and back
2.  greater pichiciego a similar but larger armadillo, Burmeisteria retusa
 
[C19: from Spanish, probably from Guarani pichey small armadillo + Spanish ciego blind]

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