tatouay

tatouay

[tat-oo-ey, tah-too-ahy]
noun
a naked-tailed armadillo, Cabassous unicintus, of tropical South America.

Origin:
1825–35; < Spanish tatuay < Portuguese < Guarani tatu-ai, equivalent to tatu armadillo + ai worthless, lazy

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tatouay (ˈtætʊˌeɪ, ˌtɑːtʊˈaɪ)
 
n
a large armadillo, Cabassous tatouay, of South America
 
[C16: from Spanish tatuay, from Guarani tatu ai, from tatu armadillo + ai worthless (because inedible)]

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