TatouTa*tou"\, n. [Cf. Tatouay.] (Zo["o]l.) The giant armadillo (Priodontes gigas) of tropical South America. It becomes nearly five feet long including the tail. It is noted for its burrowing powers, feeds largely upon dead animals, and sometimes invades human graves.
|about three feet long exclusive of tail [syn: giant armadillo]|