Definition of pacarana in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpakəˈrɑːnə/


A slow-moving South American cavy-like rodent that has coarse dark hair with white stripes along the back, and a short furry tail.
  • Dinomys branickii, the only member of the family Dinomyidae.
Example sentences
  • Eight other species, including pacas, pacaranas, spiny rats and porcupines, also steal Brazil nuts stored by agoutis.
  • The feet seem to be adapted to digging, but pacaranas are not known as diggers.


From Tupi, literally 'false paca'.

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