Definition of mara in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːrə/


A burrowing hare-like cavy with long hindlimbs and greyish fur, native to South America.
  • Genus Dolichotis, family Caviidae: two species.
Example sentences
  • There are wallabies, meerkats, flamingoes, maras and tamarin monkeys in both zoos.
  • It includes two subfamilies: the Caviinae, the cavies and the familiar guinea pigs; and the Dolichotinae, the Patagonian hares or maras.
  • The two foxes have killed a peacock, a penguin and three maras.


Mid 19th century: from American Spanish mará.

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