Definition of Patagonian cavy in English:

Patagonian cavy

Line breaks: Pata|go¦nian cavy
(also Patagonian hare)

noun

  • another term for mara.
    More example sentences
    • Of the close relations of the guinea pig, the Patagonian cavy, Dolichotis patagonum, is perhaps the most interesting.
    • It includes two subfamilies: the Caviinae, the cavies and the familiar guinea pigs; and the Dolichotinae, the Patagonian hares or maras.

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