tuco-tuco

noun
tu·​co-tu·​co | \ ˈtü(ˌ)kōˈtü(ˌ)kō \
variants: or less commonly tucu-tucu \ -​kü...kü \
plural -s

Definition of tuco-tuco

: any of various South American hystricomorph burrowing rodents comprising the genus Ctenomys and resembling the North American pocket gophers but lacking cheek pouches

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History and Etymology for tuco-tuco

American Spanish tucutuco, imitative of its cry

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“Tuco-tuco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuco-tuco. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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