Definition of acouchi in English:

acouchi

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Pronunciation: /əˈkuːtʃi
 
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noun (plural acouchis)

  • A large forest rodent resembling an agouti, found in the Amazon basin.
    • Genus Myoprocta, family Dasyproctidae: two species
    More 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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