Any of a genus (Cuniculus, family Dasyproctidae) of short-tailed or tailless burrowing, herbivorous rodents of South and Central America, with spotted brown fur and hooflike toes.
Webster's New World
- Cuniculus paca
Other Word Forms of Paca
Origin of Paca
Via Spanish and Portuguese, from Guaraní paka.
Portuguese American Spanish both from Tupí páca
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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