carpincho

noun car·pin·cho \kärˈpin(ˌ)chō, ˈkärpə̇nˌ-\
variants: less commonly

carpinchoe

\kärˈpin(ˌ)chō, ˈkärpə̇nˌ-\

Definition of carpincho

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  capybara

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

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Origin and Etymology of carpincho

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


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