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vis·ca·chaalso viz·ca·cha (vĭ-skä′chə)
Any of several South American rodents of the genera Lagostomus and Lagidium, having large ears and a bushy tail, some species of which live in elaborate systems of burrows.
[Spanish vizcacha, from Quechua wisk'acha.]
1. (Animals) a gregarious burrowing hystricomorph rodent, Lagostomus maximus, of southern South America, similar to but larger than the chinchillas: family Chinchillidae
2. (Animals) mountain viscacha the mountain chinchilla. See chinchilla3
[C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan wiskácha]