from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of rodents including the maras.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of South American rodents, of which the Patagonian cavy, D. patachonica, is the type: so named from the long ears, which are like those of a rabbit.

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  • n. maras


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  • But the burrows of the dolichotis, armadillo, and other species, when made on perfectly level ground, are soon trod on and broken in by cattle; in summer they are choked up with dust and rubbish; and, the loose earth having all been thrown up together in a heap on one side, there is no barrier to the water which in eveiy great rainfall flows in and obliterates the kennel, drowning or driving out the tenant.

    The Naturalist in La Plata


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