Definition of Armadillos

1. Noun. (plural of armadillo) ¹



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Definition of Armadillos

1. armadillo [n] - See also: armadillo

Medical Definition of Armadillos

1. Burrowing, chiefly nocturnal mammals of the family dasypodidae having bodies and heads encased in small bony plates. They are widely distributed in the warmer parts of the americas. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Armadillos

arm hairs
arm in arm
arm injuries
arm pad
arm phenomenon
arm the lead
arm to the teeth
arm twisting
arm twistings
arm up
arm wrestling
armada
armadas
armadillo
armadilloes
armadillos (current term)
armageddons
armagnacs
armalcolite
armament
armamentaria
armamentaries
armamentarium
armamentariums
armamentary
armaments
armangite
armarium
armature
armatured

Literary usage of Armadillos

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1. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"A few sorts of ant-eaters, sloths, and armadillos, — small, frightened, dull-witted creatures of no practical account—are ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1869)
"donts of Brazil, and its gigantic sloths and armadillos, rival the elephants, rhinoceros, and hippopotami, which, during the same period, roamed the soil of ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"... the other five are shaped so as to resemble huge turtles or armadillos. All the monuments are covered with elaborate carvings, including huge human ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1869)
"donts of Brazil, and its gigantic sloths and armadillos, rival the elephants, rhinoceros, and hippopotami, which, during the same period, ..."

5. The Natural & Moral History of the Indies by José de Acosta (1880)
"And as the Dantas be defended by the hardnes of their hides, so those which they call armadillos are by the multitude of their scales, which open and shut ..."

6. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"The head of the armadillos is Bat and terminated by a pointed muzzle, ... So rapid indeed are the armadillos at this operation that they easily bury ..."

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