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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