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Definition of "armadillo" []

  • Any of several omnivorous, burrowing, edentate mammals (family Dasypodidae), native to southern North America and South America and characterized by an armorlike covering consisting of jointed bony plates. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "armadillo" in a sentence
  • "Arlo the armadillo is an engaging character who kids will love."
  • "Nobody with more brains than God gave a dead armadillo is surprised by the balky nature of the Democratic “majority”."
  • "The rabbit called the armadillo at once and together they rolled a big stone upon the monkey's tail."