What does the word armadillo mean?

Usage examples for armadillo

  1. " There are several species of the armadillo," observed our friend. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. From all I could hear it was a tale of the Reynard the Fox order, or like the tales told by the gauchos of the armadillo and how that quaint little beast always managed to fool his fellow- animals, especially the fox, who regarded himself as the cleverest of all the beasts and who looked on his honest, dull- witted neighbour the armadillo as a born fool. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  3. I pledge the assembled company in this rich butter, Gerald continued with dignity, though it is not so comfortable to drink, and I propose, first, the confusion of Ferguson, who is a pettifogger and an armadillo, and, secondly, the health of our captain, Roger, the Codger, who saved the Cheemaun. – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards