peludo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peludo Argentine armadillo with six movable bands and hairy underparts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Peludo (Zoöl) The South American hairy armadillo (Dasypus villosus).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peludo Dasypus villosus, the hairy armadillo, one of the encou-berts or dasypodines, common on the pampas of the Argentine Republic and in Chili. It is not strictly nocturnal, and does not burrow, but is found on dry plains, and is carnivorous; its flesh is fat, and is esteemed as food. The peludo is about 14 inches long, and has large elliptical ears, a broad muzzle, and long tail; the body is covered with bristly hairs as well as with the carapace, the bands, of which are six or seven in number. See cut under armadillo.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. peludo, hairy

Usage

In literature:

Of armadilloes three species occur, namely, the Dasypus minutus or pichy, the D. villosus or peludo, and the apar.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
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