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pichiciago

[pich-uh-see-ah-goh, -ey-goh]
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noun, plural pich·i·ci·a·gos.
  1. any of several small armadillos of the genera Chalmyphorus and Burmeisteria, of southern South America.
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Also pich·i·ci·e·go [pich-uh-see-ey-goh] /ˌpɪtʃ ə siˈeɪ goʊ/.

Origin of pichiciago

1815–25; < American Spanish pichiciego < Araucanian pichi small + Spanish ciego blind (< Latin caecus)
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  • No animal is better protected by nature from its enemies than the pichiciago, whose scientific name is chlamyphorus truncatus.

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  • Finally we have the pichiciago, or fairy armadillo, Chlamydophorus truncatus, typifying the subfamily Chlamydophorinae.