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A small armadillo living in open pampas country in southern South America.
- ‘When they find a dwarf armadillo - known locally as a ‘pichi’ - they begin to feel they are finally on the right track.’
- ‘A pichi, a small hairy armadillo, digs into a riverbank in search of worms.’
- ‘While one was adamant that it was a Philippine tarsier, a small nocturnal creature of limited habitat, another thought it a pichi, or dwarf armadillo from the Patagonian region of Argentina.’
Early 19th century: via American Spanish from Araucanian, literally small.
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