Definition of acouchi in English:

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acouchi

Pronunciation: /əˈkuːtʃi/

noun (plural acouchis)

A large forest rodent resembling an agouti, found in the Amazon basin.
  • Genus Myoprocta, family Dasyproctidae: two species.
Example sentences
  • The dental formula of agoutis and acouchis is 1 / 1, 0 / 0, 1 / 1, 3/3 = 20.
  • Agoutis and their smaller relatives, the acouchis, are common diurnal rodents of the forest interior.
  • Unlike the other small mammals, acouchis are herbivores and eat grass roots, leaves, and fruit.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from Tupi.

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