- A burrowing hare-like cavy with long hindlimbs and greyish fur, native to South America.
More example sentences
- Genus Dolichotis, family Caviidae: two species
- 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.