tatouay

tatouay
/tat"ooh ay', tah'tooh uy"/, n.
a naked-tailed armadillo, Cabassous unicintus, of tropical South America.
[1825-35; < Sp tatuay < Pg < Guarani tatu-ai, equiv. to tatu armadillo + ai worthless, lazy]

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