paca definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Cuniculus, family Dasyproctidae) of short-tailed or tailless burrowing, vegetarian rodents of South and Central America, with spotted brown fur and hooflike toes
Origin: Portuguese and amp; Spanish ; from Tupí páca
paca definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A large nocturnal burrowing rodent of the genus Cuniculus, found in South and Central America and similar to the agouti, especially the spotted species C. paca that lives on plants and fruit and is hunted for its edible flesh.
Origin: Portuguese and American Spanish, both from Tupi páca.