vischacha
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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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bizcacha — 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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  • 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

  • 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

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