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Meaning of armadillo

ar•ma•dil•lo

Pronunciation: (är"mu-dil'-ō), [key]
— pl. -los.
  1. any of several burrowing, chiefly nocturnal mammals constituting the family Dasypodidae, ranging from the southern U.S. through South America, having strong claws and a jointed protective covering of bony plates: used in certain areas for food.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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