viscacha

noun vis·ca·cha \vis-ˈkä-chə\

Definition of viscacha

  1. :  any of several South American burrowing rodents (genera Lagostomus and Lagidium) closely related to the chinchilla

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Variants of viscacha

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\vis-ˈkä-chə\

Origin and Etymology of viscacha

Spanish vizcacha, from Quechua wisk'acha


First Known Use: 1604


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