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tuco-tuco

[ too-koh-too-koh ]
/ ˈtu koʊˈtu koʊ /
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noun, plural tu·co-tu·cos.
any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Ctenomys, of South America, resembling the pocket gopher.
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Origin of tuco-tuco

First recorded in 1835–45; from Latin American Spanish tucotuco, imitative of its cry
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British Dictionary definitions for tuco-tuco

tucotuco

tucutucu (ˌtuːkuːˈtuːkuː)

/ (ˌtuːkəʊˈtuːkəʊ) /

noun
any of various colonial burrowing South American hystricomorph rodents of the genus Ctenomys, having long-clawed feet and a stocky body: family Ctenomyidae

Word Origin for tucotuco

C19: of South American Indian origin
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