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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.]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||viscacha - gregarious burrowing rodent larger than the chinchillas|
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
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