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degu

[ dey-goo ]
/ ˈdeɪ gu /
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noun
a rat-sized New World burrowing rodent, Octodon degus, having long, smooth fur and a black-tipped, tufted tail.
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Origin of degu

First recorded in 1835–45; from Latin American Spanish (Chile), from Araucanian deuñ
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