Definition of fairy armadillo in US English:

fairy armadillo


  • A very small burrowing armadillo found in southern South America.

    Genus Clamyphorus, family Dasypodidae: two species

    • ‘Armadillos vary in size from the tiny fairy armadillo to the giant armadillo.’
    • ‘A young / baby of a pink fairy armadillo is called a 'pup'.’
    • ‘The smallest of the family of the armadillos, the Pink Fairy Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus), is an endangered species.’