Tucotuco

tuco-tuco

[too-koh-too-koh]
noun, plural tuco-tucos.
any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Ctenomys, of South America, resembling the pocket gopher.

Origin:
1825–35; < American Spanish tucotuco, imitative of its cry

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tucotuco or tucutucu (ˌtuːkəʊˈtuːkəʊ, ˌtuːkuːˈtuːkuː)
 
n
any of various colonial burrowing South American hystricomorph rodents of the genus Ctenomys, having long-clawed feet and a stocky body: family Ctenomyidae
 
[C19: of South American Indian origin]
 
tucutucu or tucutucu
 
n
 
[C19: of South American Indian origin]

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