noun, plural ar·ma·dil·los.
Origin of armadillo
Examples from the Web for armadillo
Contemporary Examples of armadillo
Nicaragua: Nicaragua boasts not one, but two species of everyone's favorite armored mammal, the armadillo.Which Country Should Snowden Live In?
July 7, 2013
And, like a true critic, Menkes dwelled for a moment on the centerpiece of that collection, the infamous Armadillo boot.Inside Alexander McQueen's Memorial
September 20, 2010
How Alexander McQueen's "armadillo boots" charmed Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness, and Barbie.Best Shoes Ever
February 4, 2010
When you were doing the interview, David, were you aware of just how thick skinned, how armored, he was like an armadillo?David Frost on Frost/Nixon
The Daily Beast
December 6, 2008
Historical Examples of armadillo
It is a curious fact that mosquitoes often inhabit the burrows of the armadillo.
When he finds no mosquitoes, he is sure there is no armadillo.
"Let the one who got you in there help you out," replied the armadillo as he went on his way.
The armadillo had not heard of any danger, but he replied that it had passed.
The monkey, the goat, and the armadillo have all failed to give satisfaction.
noun plural -los
Word Origin for armadillo
1570s, from Spanish armadillo, diminutive of armado "armored," from Latin armatus, past participle of armare "to arm" (see arm (n.2)). So called for its hard, plated shell.