degu

[ dey-goo ]
/ ˈdeɪ gu /

noun

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

Origin of degu

1835–45; American Spanish < Araucanian deuñ
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