paca

noun pa·ca \ ˈpä-kə , ˈpa- \

Definition of paca

:either of two large nocturnal chiefly Central and South American rodents (Agouti paca synonym Cuniculus paca and A. taczanowskii synonym C. taczanowskii) that typically have a white-spotted brownish coat

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Origin and Etymology of paca

Portuguese, from Tupi páka


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of paca Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about paca


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