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vizcacha

[vi-skah-chuh] /vɪˈskɑ tʃə/
noun
1.

viscacha

or vizcacha

[vi-skah-chuh] /vɪˈskɑ tʃə/
noun
1.
a burrowing rodent, Lagostomus maximus, about the size of a groundhog, inhabiting the pampas of Paraguay and Argentina, allied to the chinchilla.
2.
Also called mountain viscacha. a related rodent of the genus Lagidium, of the Andes, about the size of a squirrel, having rabbitlike ears and a squirrellike tail.
Origin of viscacha
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Spanish < Quechua wisk’acha
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vizcacha

/vɪsˈkætʃə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of viscacha

viscacha

/vɪsˈkætʃə/
noun
1.
a gregarious burrowing hystricomorph rodent, Lagostomus maximus, of southern South America, similar to but larger than the chinchillas: family Chinchillidae
2.
mountain viscacha, the mountain chinchilla See chinchilla (sense 3)
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan wiskácha
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