Definition of armadillo in English:
noun (plural armadillos)
A nocturnal omnivorous mammal that has large claws for digging and a body covered in bony plates. Armadillos are native to the south central US and Central and South America.
- Family Dasypodidae, order Xenarthra (or Edentata): several genera and species, including the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), which has spread into the southern US
- Peccaries, tapirs, anteaters, armadillos, sloths, coatis, and others are around but hard to see.
- The sloths and armadillos are rather odd mammals characteristic of South America.
- In South America, a group known as the Xenarthrans developed, today represented by the anteaters, sloths and armadillos.
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