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tatouay

[ tat-oo-ey, tah-too-ahy ]
/ ˈtæt uˌeɪ, ˌtɑ tuˈaɪ /
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noun
a naked-tailed armadillo, Cabassous unicintus, of tropical South America.
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Origin of tatouay

1825–35; <Spanish tatuay<Portuguese <Guarani tatu-ai, equivalent to tatu armadillo + ai worthless, lazy

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British Dictionary definitions for tatouay

tatouay
/ (ˈtætʊˌeɪ, ˌtɑːtʊˈaɪ) /

noun
a large armadillo, Cabassous tatouay, of South America

Word Origin for tatouay

C16: from Spanish tatuay, from Guarani tatu ai, from tatu armadillo + ai worthless (because inedible)
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