- Any of a family of burrowing mammals covered with bony, jointed, protective plates.
- Texas armadillo scientific name: Dasypus novemcinctus
Etymology: From Spanish Spanish, armadillo, diminutive of armado "armoured", in reference to its protective plates.
- Dutch: gordeldier
- French: tatou
- German: Gí¼rteltier
- Italian: armadillo
- Italian, armadillo
- Spanish: armadillo
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