Definition of pichi in English:


Syllabification: pi·chi
Pronunciation: /ˈpiCHē

noun (plural pichis)

  • A small armadillo living in open pampas country in southern South America.
    • Zaedyus pichiy, family Dasypodidae
    More example sentences
    • When they find a dwarf armadillo - known locally as a ‘pichi’ - they begin to feel they are finally on the right track.
    • A pichi, a small hairy armadillo, digs into a riverbank in search of worms.
    • While one was adamant that it was a Philippine tarsier, a small nocturnal creature of limited habitat, another thought it a pichi, or dwarf armadillo from the Patagonian region of Argentina.


early 19th century: via American Spanish from Araucanian, literally 'small'.

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