acouchi

acouchy

/ (əˈkuːʃɪ) /

noun plural -chis or -chies

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

Nearby words

  1. acorn valve,
  2. acorn worm,
  3. acosta's disease,
  4. acotyledon,
  5. acouasm,
  6. acousma,
  7. acoustic,
  8. acoustic aphasia,
  9. acoustic coupler,
  10. acoustic feature

Word Origin for acouchi

C19: via French from a native name in Guiana

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