[pah-kuh, pak-uh] /ˈpɑ kə, ˈpæk ə/

a large, white-spotted, almost tailless rodent, Agouti paca, of Central and South America, having features resembling a guinea pig and rabbit: valued as food.
/ˈpɑːkə; ˈpækə/
a large burrowing hystricomorph rodent, Cuniculus paca, of Central and South America, having white-spotted brown fur and a large head: family Dasyproctidae

Central and South American rodent, 1650s, from Spanish, from Tupi (Brazil) paca.


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