carpincho

noun

car·​pin·​cho
variants or less commonly carpinchoe
kärˈpin(ˌ)chō,
ˈkärpə̇nˌ-
plural -s
1
2
a
: the hide of the capybara
b
: a fine soft-grained leather prepared from this hide and resembling pigskin

Word History

Etymology

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 26 May. 2024.

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