peba

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peba having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Peba pē"bȧ (Zoöl) An armadillo (Tatusia novemcincta) which is found from Texas to Paraguay; -- called also tatouhou.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peba A kind of armadillo, Dasypus peba; also, the seven- or nine-banded armadillo, Tatusia septemcincta or novemcincta.
    • n peba The true peba is South American, but the name has also been given to the Texan armadillo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Peba pē′ba a South American armadillo.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Pg. peba,

Usage

In literature:

Pebas is situated on a high clay bluff beside the Ambiyacu, a mile above its entrance into the Maranon.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The current of the Amazon at Pebas is 2-1/2 miles per hour; distance from the Atlantic, 2009 miles.
"Life of Rear Admiral John Randolph Tucker" by James Henry Rochelle
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