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acouchi

acouchy

noun plural -chis or -chies
  1. any of several South American rodents of the genus Myoprocta, closely related to the agoutis but much smaller, with a white-tipped tail: family Dasyproctidae
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Word Origin

C19: via French from a native name in Guiana
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  • The balsam from the trunk is highly odoriferous, and used in perfumery, and is known as balsam of acouchi; it is used in medicine.

    Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture

    William Saunders