nine-banded armadillo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A species of armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) widespread in the Americas, usually having nine bands of bony plates across the midsection. The females give birth to identical quadruplets.
nine-banded armadillo definition by Wiktionary
(plural nine-banded armadillos)
- A common species of armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus.