[ too-koh-too-koh ]
/ ˈtu koʊˈtu koʊ /
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 1825–35, tuco-tuco is from the American Spanish word tucotuco, imitative of its cry
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He does not know that the eye of the Tucotuco was carefully dissected.More Letters of Charles Darwin|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for tuco-tuco
/ (ˌtuːkəʊˈtuːkəʊ) /
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