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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 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 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 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 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 previewGrand Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animated Nature (1855)

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

X Viscacha. '* it forms the principal game of the inhabitants. MARMUTS. THE CHINCHILLA, AGOUTI AND GUINEA PIG.

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.

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 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 New international encyclopaedia. Courses of reading and study (1916)

by Herbert Treadwell Wade

Tapir Tarantula Tautog Termite Terrapin Terrier Thread-worms Thrush Tick Tiger Tiger-hunting Tilefish Titmouse Toad Toucan Tree-frog Trogon Trout Tsetse-fly Turbot Turkey Turtle Umbrella-bird Vampire Veery Viper Vireo Viscacha Vulture ...

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Small photo of Andean animal viscacha (Lagidium peruanum)Small photo of Viscacha (Lagidium peruvianum inca) sitting on rock, Eduardo Avaroa Nature Reserve, Bolivia, South AmericaSmall photo of Montane Viscacha (Lagidium peruanum) Dozing on Rocks, Machu Picchu, PeruSmall photo of Viscacha sleepingSmall photo of Viscacha guardSmall photo of Montane Viscacha (Lagidium peruanum) on Ledge, Machu Picchu, PeruSmall photo of Viscacha in the andean 2 More...

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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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