/ (əˈkuːʃɪ) /
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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
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Word Origin for acouchi
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.