carpincho

noun
car·​pin·​cho
variants: or less commonly carpinchoe \ kärˈpin(ˌ)chō , ˈkärpə̇nˌ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of carpincho

1 : capybara
2a : the hide of the capybara
b : a fine soft-grained leather prepared from this hide and resembling pigskin

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History and Etymology for carpincho

American Spanish carpincho, probably from Tupi caapim grass + súú to bite, eat

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“Carpincho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpincho. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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