[pich-uh-see-ah-goh, -ey-goh]

noun, plural pich·i·ci·a·gos.

any of several small armadillos of the genera Chalmyphorus and Burmeisteria, of southern South America.

Nearby words

  1. piccolo,
  2. piccoloist,
  3. pice,
  4. piceous,
  5. pich,
  6. pichiciego,
  7. picinni,
  8. pick,
  9. pick 'n' mix,
  10. pick a bone with

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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British Dictionary definitions for pichiciego


noun plural -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 for pichiciego

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

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