variants or less commonly tucu-tucu
-kü… kü
plural -s
: any of various South American hystricomorph burrowing rodents comprising the genus Ctenomys and resembling the North American pocket gophers but lacking cheek pouches

Word History


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 20 May. 2024.

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