Dictionary.com

nine-banded armadillo

[ nahyn-ban-did ]
/ ˈnaɪnˌbæn dɪd /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Also called peba, Texas armadillo.

Origin of nine-banded armadillo

First recorded in 1905–10

Words nearby nine-banded armadillo

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nine-banded armadillo in a sentence

FEEDBACK