degu

[dey-goo]

noun

a rat-sized New World burrowing rodent, Octodon degus, having long, smooth fur and a black-tipped, tufted tail.

Nearby words

  1. degree of freedom,
  2. degree-day,
  3. degression,
  4. degressive,
  5. degressively,
  6. degum,
  7. degust,
  8. degustation,
  9. degut,
  10. dehire

Origin of degu

1835–45; American Spanish < Araucanian deuñ

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