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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 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 ...

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 Weekly Visitor (1835)

The viscacha is an animal of the rodent order, (rodentia,) which comprises ...

Google previewBrehm's Life of animals

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 ...

Google previewYuraq Janka: A Guide to the Peruvian Andes (1981)

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 Children's Encyclopedia (2008)

by DK

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 ...

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians (2013)

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'; ...

Google previewChambers 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 ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

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 ...

Google previewVisual Dictionary (2011)

by DK

Pelvis Femur Metacarpals Carpals Ulna Radius Patella Fibula Tibia Caudal vertebrae Sacrum PLAINS VISCACHA (Lagostomus maximus) ...

Google previewPocket 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 ...

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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Viscacha Meaning

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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