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armadillo

ar·ma·dil·lo

armadillo

 
pronunciation:
ar m dI lo
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part of speech: noun
inflections: armadillos
definition: a mammal whose body is protected by hard, bony plates. Armadillos live in Central and South America, and the southern United States. Some kinds of armadillos are only six inches long; other kinds grow up to four feet in length. They eat mostly insects and are related to sloths and anteaters.
 
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arm Latin root that means arms, weapons