noun, plural tu·co-tu·cos.
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
Word Origin for tucotuco
C19: of South American Indian origin
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