coendou

noun
co·​en·​dou | \ kōˈen(ˌ)dü\

Definition of coendou

1 capitalized : a genus (family Erethizontidae) comprising the prehensile-tailed porcupines of Central and South America
2 plural -s : a member of the genus Coendou

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History and Etymology for coendou

New Latin, from Tupi coendu

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