nine-banded armadillo

[ nahyn-ban-did ]
/ ˈnaɪnˌbæn dɪd /

noun

an armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, of the southern U.S. to Argentina, having nine hinged bands of bony plates, the female of which usually gives birth to quadruplets that are always of the same sex.

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Also called peba, Texas armadillo.

Origin of nine-banded armadillo

First recorded in 1905–10

Words nearby nine-banded armadillo

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