Pichiciago
Pichiciago Pi`chi*ci*a"go, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A small, burrowing, South American edentate ({Chlamyphorus truncatus}), allied to the armadillos. The shell is attached only along the back. [Written also {pichyciego}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pichiciago — /pich euh see ah goh, ay goh/, n., pl. pichiciagos. any of several small armadillos of the genera Chalmyphorus and Burmeisteria, of southern South America. Also, pichiciego /pich euh see ay goh/. [1815 25; < AmerSp pichiciego < Araucanian pichi… …   Universalium

  • pichiciago — pich·i·ci·a·go …   English syllables

  • pichiciago — /ˌpɪtʃəsiˈagoʊ/ (say .pichuhsee ahgoh), / ˈeɪgoʊ/ (say aygoh) noun (plural pichiciagos) the smallest of the armadillos, of the genera Chlamyphorus and Burmeisteria of southern South America. {American Spanish pichiciego, from Guaraní pichey small …   Australian English dictionary

  • pichiciago — n. (pl. os) a small S. American armadillo, Chlamyphorus truncatus. Etymology: Sp. pichiciego perh. f. Guarani pichey armadillo + Sp. ciego blind f. L caecus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chlamyphorus truncatus — Pichiciago Pi chi*ci*a go, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small, burrowing, South American edentate ({Chlamyphorus truncatus}), allied to the armadillos. The shell is attached only along the back. [Written also {pichyciego}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pichyciego — Pichiciago Pi chi*ci*a go, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small, burrowing, South American edentate ({Chlamyphorus truncatus}), allied to the armadillos. The shell is attached only along the back. [Written also {pichyciego}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chlamyphorus — noun pichiciago • Syn: ↑genus Chlamyphorus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Dasypodidae, ↑family Dasypodidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Chlamyphorus — noun pichiciago • Syn: ↑Chlamyphorus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Dasypodidae, ↑family Dasypodidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pichiciego — [pich΄i sēä′gō, pich΄i sēā′gōpich΄i sē ā′gō] n. pl. pichiciegos 〚AmSp, prob. < Araucanian pichi, small + Sp ciego (< L caecus), blind〛 either of two South American armadillos having soft hair on the lower body, esp., the smallest armadillo… …   Universalium

  • pichiciego — [pich΄i sēä′gō, pich΄i sēā′gōpich΄i sē ā′gō] n. pl. pichiciegos [AmSp, prob. < Araucanian pichi, small + Sp ciego (< L caecus), blind] either of two South American armadillos having soft hair on the lower body, esp., the smallest armadillo… …   English World dictionary

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