vizcacha

vizcacha

[vi-skah-chuh]
noun
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viscacha or vizcacha (vɪsˈkætʃə)
 
n
1.  a gregarious burrowing hystricomorph rodent, Lagostomus maximus, of southern South America, similar to but larger than the chinchillas: family Chinchillidae
2.  mountain viscacha See chinchilla the mountain chinchilla
 
[C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan wiskácha]
 
vizcacha or vizcacha
 
n
 
[C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan wiskácha]

vizcacha (vɪsˈkætʃə)
 
n
a variant spelling of viscacha

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