tatouay

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tatouay naked-tailed armadillo of tropical South America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tatouay (Zoöl) An armadillo (Xenurus unicinctus), native of the tropical parts of South America. It has about thirteen movable bands composed of small, nearly square, scales. The head is long; the tail is round and tapered, and nearly destitute of scales; the claws of the fore feet are very large. Called also tatouary, and broad-banded armadillo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tatouay A kind of armadillo, Dasypus tatouay or Xenurus unicinctus. See cut under Xenurus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of Brazilian origin; cf. Pg. tatu, F. tatou,