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paca

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noun pa·ca \ˈpä-kə, ˈpa-\

Definition of paca

  1. :  either of two large nocturnal chiefly Central and South American rodents (Agouti paca syn. Cuniculus paca and A. taczanowskii syn. C. taczanowskii) that typically have a white-spotted brownish coat



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Origin of paca

Portuguese, from Tupi páka


First Known Use: 1657


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "paca" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "paca"


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