paca

noun
pa·​ca | \ ˈpä-kə How to pronounce paca (audio) , ˈpa- How to pronounce paca (audio) \

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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First Known Use of paca

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paca

Portuguese, from Tupi páka

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The first known use of paca was in 1657

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