nine-banded armadillo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nine-banded armadillo having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay
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Usage

In literature:

Because of this he is called the Nine-banded Armadillo.
"The Burgess Animal Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
And he says thar's a pock-marked Irishman as goes around between acts with a nine-banded armadillo.
"Travelers Five Along Life's Highway" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The young of the nine-banded armadillo in a given litter are invariably of the same sex and are closely similar in all features.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
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In news:

Nine-banded long-nosed armadillos harbor the bacteria that causes leprosy .
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is so named because of the nine moveable rings of armor between the animal's shoulder and the hip shields.
But how about having three siblings, all genetically identical, as nine-banded armadillos do.
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