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Definition of the noun viscacha
What does viscacha mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: viscachas
- gregarious burrowing rodent larger than the chinchillas
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific names: Callomys viscaccia / species Callomys viscaccia / Lagostomus pamparum / species Lagostomus pamparum / Lagostomus trichodactylus / species Lagostomus trichodactylus / Viscaccia americana / species Viscaccia americana / Lagostomus maximus
- synonym of viscacha: chinchillon
- more generic words: gnawer / rodent = relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
- member of: genus Lagostomus / Lagostomus = viscachas
- geographic area: South America
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Alternative definition of the noun viscacha
- A rodent native to the Andes Mountains of South America, in the chinchilla family Chinchillidae.
Phrases with viscacha
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Phrases ending with the word viscacha:
- mountain viscacha
- Peruvian Plains Viscacha
- Argentine Plains Viscacha
- Southern Moutain Viscacha
- Northern Mountain Viscacha
- Wolffsohn's Mountain Viscacha
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for viscacha
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The Visitor (1835)
Or, Monthly Instructor
The viscacha is an animal of the rodent order, ( rodentia,) which comprises also the rabbit, marmot, porcupine, and all animals distinguished by two large in- cisores, or cutting teeth, in each jaw, separated, by a space void of teeth, from the ...
Embracing a Full Description of the Different Races of Men, and of the Characteristic Habits and Modes of Life of the Various Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, and Microscopic Animalcula of the Globe. Being a Complete History of the Animal Kingdom by John Frost
The Viscacha is a variety of the Chinchilla, about the size of the rabbit. It is also found in South America. The Agoutis much resemble hares and rabbits, and are inhabitants of the West Indies, and the warm parts of America. That species which ...
The Weekly Visitor (1835)
” The viscacha is an animal of the rodent order, (rodentia,) which comprises ...
by A.E. Brehm
The Viscacha is the sole representative of its family east of the Andes; it is at present a native of the' pampas 0r vast grassy plains, ranging from Buenos Ayres to Patagonia. Before the general cultivation of the ground in that country it was also ...
Viscacha“ 5320m (53l2m l8h) A viscacha is a rodent related to the chinchilla and lives in rocky talus areas. lt resembles the European hare, but has a long tail. Double rock summits on the end of the ridge N from Nev. Santa Cruz Norte, rising ...
Location Western South America With its soft, woolly coat and large ears, the viscacha looks a bit like a rabbit, but it is related to the chinchilla. It lives in groups ofabout 50 ...
by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson
Viscacha Frog, oven Frog] The English vernacular name seems to have arisen as a pseudo-translation of the Spanish name, 'Rana de las vizcacheras'; ...
Chambers concise dictionary (2004)
viscacha /vi'skatJV or vizcacha /vi'zka-/ >n( viscacha or viscachas) a burrowing rodent native to S America that resembles a chinchilla but is slightly larger. [17c: Spanish, from Quechua huiscacha] viscera ...
A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge
VISCACHA. See Ciiinchiu.a. VISCONTI (Lat. vice-comites, viscounts), the name of a Lombard family which ruled for several generations in Milan. The first one of whom any thing definite is known was a certain Eriprando, who is mentioned in ...
VISCACHA. See Chinchilla. VISCONTI (Lat. vice-comites, viscounts), the name of a Lombard family which ruled for several generations in Milan. The first one of whom any thing definite is known was a certain Eriprando, who is mentioned in ...
Visual Dictionary (2011)
Pelvis Femur Metacarpals Carpals Ulna Radius Patella Fibula Tibia Caudal vertebrae Sacrum PLAINS VISCACHA (Lagostomus maximus) ...
Pocket Medical Dictionary (1999)
by B. Jain Publishers Staff
Trichomonas faecalis Trichomonas gallinarum Trichomonas hominis Trichomonas minuta Tadpole Dog Goat Guinea pig Rabbit Cat Man Meadow Inouse Mouse Viscacha Ruffed grouse Falcon Monkey Man Guinea pig Prairie dog Chicken ...
A Dictionary of Literature, the Sciences and the Arts, for Popular Use. A Volume for Universal Reference Containing Over 20,000 Articles ... with 1,000 Illustrations
is the La- ' gostomus o r 1 viscacha, about- tho size of the -S3 rabbit, and resembling it in \ form. Chine, chin, The backbone or spine of an animal. The piece of the backbono of an animal, with the adioining parts, cut for cooking.
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A viscacha, a relative of the chinchilla. Altiplano.
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- Viscacha eating salad
A cute rodent (related to the chinchillas) eating some salad.
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- Viscacha in Southern Bolivia
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- Viscacha gnawing on twig
One of these cute rodents, looking like a big chinchilla, gnawing on a twig.
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- Machu Picchu: Viscacha
Part rabbit, part squirrel, all adorable.
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- Lagostomus maximus, Viscacha
The Plains Viscacha or plains vizcacha (Lagostomus maximus) is a species of rodent in the Chinchillidae family. It is the only living species within the genus Lagostomus. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The plains viscacha is the largest species of the family Chinchillidae. They construct elaborate burrows that house successive colonies for decades.
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- Peru - Machu Picchu 166 - Viscacha
Viscacha, a local type of rodent in the area, playing around the ruins
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- Southern Viscacha (Lagidium viscacia)
Laguna Pozuelos. Argentine Puna
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- Viscacha on the Condor's Head
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Video shows what viscacha means. Any of the several South American rodents, native to the Andes, of the genera Lagidium and Lagostomus, within family ...
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Scrabble value of V4I1S1C3A1C3H4A1
The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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