Definitions for pacaˈpɑ kə, ˈpæk ə
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paca, Cuniculus paca(noun)
large burrowing rodent of South America and Central America; highly esteemed as food
A large rodent, with dark brown or black fur, a white or yellowish underbelly and rows of white spots along its sides, native to Central America and South America.
a small South American rodent (Coelogenys paca), having blackish brown fur, with four parallel rows of white spots along its sides; the spotted cavy. It is nearly allied to the agouti and the Guinea pig
Origin: [Pg., from the native name.]
Paca is a genus of ground dwelling, herbivorous rodents in South and Central America. It is the only genus in the family Cuniculidae. They are large rodents with dots and stripes on their sides, short ears, and a barely visible tail. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama has studied the possibilities of developing the Paca as a viable high-priced food supply for the tropics.
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