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. 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