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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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Historical Examples

  • There are two species of the Edentata, Dasypus and Pichiciego, the latter very rare, and one of the opossums.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2

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British Dictionary definitions for pichiciego

pichiciego

noun plural -gos
  1. a very small Argentine armadillo, Chlamyphorus truncatus, with white silky hair and pale pink plates on the head and back
  2. greater pichiciego a similar but larger armadillo, Burmeisteria retusa
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Word Origin

C19: from Spanish, probably from Guarani pichey small armadillo + Spanish ciego blind
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