tatou

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tatou about three feet long exclusive of tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tatou (Zoöl) The giant armadillo (Priodontes gigas) of tropical South America. It becomes nearly five feet long including the tail. It is noted for its burrowing powers, feeds largely upon dead animals, and sometimes invades human graves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tatou An armadillo; specifically, the giant armadillo, Tatusia or Prionodonta gigas. Also tatu.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Tatouay

Usage

In literature:

THE TATOU-POYOU AND THE DEER CARCASS.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
THE TATOU-POYOU AND THE DEER CARCASS.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
It is the Tatou pichiy, or Tatou septieme of D'Azara.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
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