biscacha
Viscacha Vis*ca"cha, Viz-cacha Viz-ca"cha, n. [Sp.] (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Viscacha — Vis*ca cha, Viz cacha Viz ca cha, n. [Sp.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vishatscha — Viscacha Vis*ca cha, Viz cacha Viz ca cha, n. [Sp.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Viz-cacha — Viscacha Vis*ca cha, Viz cacha Viz ca cha, n. [Sp.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Unusual Animals — Over the years, a number of correspondents have written to me, asking for the names of words for weird animals beginning with certain letters of the alphabet, especially those beginning with x, q, and z. Here, finally, is a glossary of 320… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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