- any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Ctenomys, of South America, resembling the pocket gopher.
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
- any of various colonial burrowing South American hystricomorph rodents of the genus Ctenomys, having long-clawed feet and a stocky body: family Ctenomyidae
C19: of South American Indian origin