Acouchi



noun (pl) -chis, -chies
any of several South American rodents of the genus Myoprocta, closely related to the agoutis but much smaller, with a white-tipped tail: family Dasyproctidae
Historical Examples

The balsam from the trunk is highly odoriferous, and used in perfumery, and is known as balsam of acouchi; it is used in medicine.
Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture William Saunders

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