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Definition of viscacha

What does viscacha mean?


  1. gregarious burrowing rodent larger than the chinchillas

Alternative definition


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

Phrases with viscacha

Phrase starting with the word viscacha:

  1. Viscacha Rat

Phrases ending with the word viscacha:

  1. mountain viscacha
  2. Peruvian Plains Viscacha
  3. Argentine Plains Viscacha
  4. Southern Moutain Viscacha
  5. Northern Mountain Viscacha
  6. Wolffsohn's Mountain Viscacha

Other phrases containing the word viscacha:

  1. Red Viscacha-Rat
  2. Golden Viscacha-Rat
  3. Chalchalero Viscacha-Rat

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for viscacha

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Google previewThe Weekly Visitor (1835)

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  ...

Google previewA Hand-book of the Management of Animals in Captivity in Lower Bengal (1892)

by Rambramha Sányál, Ram Bramha Sanyal

The viscacha is a very lazy animal, and awkward in its movements. Those exhibited here were not shy, but approached anybody and sniffed at everything ; they slept much during the day. The spotted cavy is also a nocturnal animal, and is ...

Google previewBrehm's Life of Animals (1896)

A Complete Natural History for Popular Home Instruction and for the Use of Schools. Mammalia by Alfred Edmund Brehm, Edward Pechuel-Loesche, Wilhelm Haacke, Richard Schmidtlein

The Viscacha is the sole representative of its family east of the Andes; it is at present a native of the' pampas or vast grassy plains, ranging from Buenos Ayres to Patagonia. Before the general cultivation of the ground in that country it was also ...

Google previewYuraq Janka: Cordilleras Blanca and Rosko (1977)

by John F. Ricker

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  ...

Google previewAnimals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2009)

by DK Publishing

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 animals  ...


Two related animals (Lagidium peruanum and Lagos- t □□mix trichodactylus, the Viscacha) form along with the true chinchilla the small family Chin- ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1901)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Two related animals (Lagidium peruanum and Lagos- tomus trichodactylits, the Viscacha) form along with the true chinchilla the small family Chin- chillidae in the porcupine section of the Rodent order. All the three are somewhat squirrel- like ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia: Catarrh to Dion (1896)

Two related animals (Lagidium peruanum and Lagos- tomus trichodactylvs, the Viscacha) form along with the true chinchilla the small family Chin- chillidte in the porcupine section of the Rodent order. All the three are somewhat squirrel-like ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia Biology (1996)

Viscacha burrows often attract “sub-tenants”, which inhabit the same burrow, or excavate their own burrows alongside, e.g. the burrowing owl ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

The domesticated llama and alpaca and the wild vicufia belong especially to the mountain regions; among the other animals of the highlands are the tarueo, a deer, the viscacha, a large rodent, the atoc, a species of fox, the puma, and two ...

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Mammals (2009)

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

Carruthers' Juniper Vole Carruthers' Mountain Squirrel Carter's Myotis Caucasian Shrew Central African Red Colobus Central American Red Brocket Central American Squirrel Monkey Ceram Bandicoot Chalchalero Viscacha Rat Champion's ...

Google previewCourses of reading and study in the New international encyclopaedia. Editors: Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thruston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1911)

Vampire Everyone is aware that different Veery parts of the earth's surface have Viper different faunas, and that this conVireo dition apparently remains permanent, Viscacha except when, by means of civilization Vulture or commerce, certain ...

Google previewGrand Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animated Nature (1856)

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  ...

Google previewThe national standard encyclopedia (1888)

a dictionary of literature, the sciences and the arts, for popular use

is the La- gostomus o r viscacha, about the size of the rabbit, and resembling it in form. Chine, chin, The backbone or spine of an animal. The pie backbone of an animal, with tho adioining parts, cut for cooking. Tho edge or brim of a ...

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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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