Definition of Viscacha

1. Noun. Gregarious burrowing rodent larger than the chinchillas.

Exact synonyms: Chinchillon, Lagostomus Maximus
Generic synonyms: Gnawer, Rodent
Group relationships: Genus Lagostomus, Lagostomus



Definition of Viscacha

1. n. A large burrowing South American rodent (Lagostomus trichodactylus) allied to the chinchillas, but much larger. Its fur is soft and rather long, mottled gray above, white or yellowish white beneath. There is a white band across the muzzle, and a dark band on each cheek. It inhabits grassy plains, and is noted for its extensive burrows and for heaping up miscellaneous articles at the mouth of its burrows. Called also biscacha, bizcacha, vischacha, vishatscha.

2. n. A large burrowing South American rodent (Lagostomus trichodactylus) allied to the chinchillas, but much larger. Its fur is soft and rather long, mottled gray above, white or yellowish white beneath. There is a white band across the muzzle, and a dark band on each cheek. It inhabits grassy plains, and is noted for its extensive burrows and for heaping up miscellaneous articles at the mouth of its burrows. Called also biscacha, bizcacha, vischacha, vishatscha.

Definition of Viscacha

1. Noun. A rodent native to the Andes Mountains of South America, in the chinchilla family ''Chinchillidae''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Viscacha

1. a burrowing rodent [n -S]

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visages
visagist
visagists
visaing
visaless
visard
visarded
visarding
visards
visarga
visargas
visas
visbreaker
visbreakers
viscacha (current term)
viscachas
viscance
viscera
viscerad
visceral
visceral afferents
visceral anaesthesia
visceral arches
visceral cavity
visceral cleft
visceral crises
visceral disorder

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