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.