texas-armadillo

Texas armadillo

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nine-banded armadillo

[nahyn-ban-did]
noun
an armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, of the southern U.S. to Argentina, having nine hinged bands of bony plates, the female of which usually gives birth to quadruplets that are always of the same sex.
Also called peba, Texas armadillo.


Origin:
1905–10

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