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Either of two cavies (Dolichotis salinicola or D. patagonum) of the grasslands of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay, having long legs and dense fur. Also called Patagonian hare.
[American Spanish mará, from Mapuche.]
(Animals) a harelike South American rodent, Dolichotis patagonum, inhabiting the pampas of Argentina: family Caviidae (cavies)
[from American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin]
(Sociology) one of several organized criminal gangs of Central American origin also operating in the US
[C20: from Spanish: gang]
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|Noun||1.||Mara - Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama|
|2.||mara - hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina|
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing