tuco-tuco

[ 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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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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