Definition of Giant armadillo

1. Noun. About three feet long exclusive of tail.

Exact synonyms: Priodontes Giganteus, Tatou, Tatu
Generic synonyms: Armadillo



Definition of Giant armadillo

1. Noun. The largest living species of armadillo, ''Priodontes maximus '' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Armadillo

ghrelin
ghrelins
ghutra
ghutras
ghyll
ghylls
giallolino
giambeux
gianduja
gianellaite
giant
giant-killer
giant-killing
giant anteater
giant anteaters
giant armadillo (current term)
giant armadillos
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giant axonal neuropathy
giant bamboo
giant cane
giant cell
giant cell aortitis
giant cell arteritis
giant cell astrocytoma
giant cell carcinoma
giant cell carcinoma of thyroid gland
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giant cell fibroma

Literary usage of Giant armadillo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"Of the typical armadillos the leader is the "giant" armadillo of the Amazon Valley, which may measure three feet from its ..."

2. Introduction to Mammalia by Charles Hamilton Smith (1858)
"Finally, we have the Priodontes of F. Cuvier, Das. gigas, or giant armadillo, with long tuberculous tail, very large trenchant claws, and with twenty-two or ..."

3. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"But even'the giant armadillo is a pigmy when compared to the extinct mail-clad animals, which at times of unknown antiquity peopled the plains of South ..."

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