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Definition of the noun viscacha

What does viscacha mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: viscachas

  1. gregarious burrowing rodent larger than the chinchillas

Alternative definition of the noun viscacha


  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 previewLibrary of Natural History (1904)

by Richard Lydekker

The viscacha is a far from prolific animal, the female producing in September a single litter, which usually contains two, but occasionally three young. As the animal takes about two years in reaching maturity, the vast numbers in which it existed ...

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 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 previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

The only species is the viscacha or biBcacha, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

vizcacha, biscacha, < Quichua viscacha, prop, viscacha.] A South American rodont mammal, of the family Chinchillidx and genus Lagostomus, L. trichodactylus, inhabiting ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1904)

by William Dwight Whitney

< viscacha, q. v.] A village or settlement of viscachas, resembling a rairie-dog town. Viacom (vis'é-é), u. p . [NL. (Bentham and Hooker, 1880),( Viscum + -eaz.] A tribe of apetalous plants, of the order Loronthacere. It is characterized ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

VISCACHA broken the next year, with the connivance of the Roman senate, by the consul Q. Servilius Ccepio, who invaded Lusitania, and bribed 3 envoys of Viriathus, sent to negotiate for peace, to murder him. The Lusitanians, under a new ...

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 previewThe National standard encyclopedia (1884)

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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Small photo of Andean animal viscacha (Lagidium peruanum)Small photo of Viscacha, a relative of rabbits and chinchilla, Potosi region of BoliviaSmall photo of Montane Viscacha (Lagidium peruanum) Dozing on Rocks, Machu Picchu, PeruSmall photo of Viscacha sleepingSmall photo of Viscacha, a rodent related to the chinchilla sitting on ruins at the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, PeruSmall photo of Viscacha (Lagidium peruvianum inca) sitting on rock, Eduardo Avaroa Nature Reserve, Bolivia, South AmericaSmall photo of Viscacha More...

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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