noun ab·ro·come \ˈabrəˌkōm\

Definition of abrocome



  1. :  either of two ratlike hystricomorph rodents having fine soft fur and large rounded ears and constituting a genus (Abrocoma) restricted to the Andes mountains —called also rat chinchilla

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Origin and Etymology of abrocome

borrowed from New Latin Abrocoma, borrowed from Greek habrós “graceful, delicate” + kómē “hair” — more at habro-

First Known Use: circa 1911

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