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[pich-uh-see-ah-goh, -ey-goh] /ˌpɪtʃ ə siˈɑ goʊ, -ˈeɪ goʊ/
noun, plural pichiciagos.
any of several small armadillos of the genera Chalmyphorus and Burmeisteria, of southern South America.
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[pich-uh-see-ey-goh] /ˌpɪtʃ ə siˈeɪ goʊ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of pichiciago
1815-25; < American Spanish pichiciego < Araucanian pichi small + Spanish ciego blind (< Latin caecus) Unabridged
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noun (pl) -gos
a very small Argentine armadillo, Chlamyphorus truncatus, with white silky hair and pale pink plates on the head and back
greater pichiciego, a similar but larger armadillo, Burmeisteria retusa
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, probably from Guarani pichey small armadillo + Spanish ciego blind
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