from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large nocturnal burrowing rodent of the genus Cuniculus, found in South and Central America and similar to the agouti, especially the spotted species C. paca that lives on plants and fruit and is hunted for its edible flesh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large rodent, with dark brown or black fur, a white or yellowish underbelly and rows of white spots along its sides, native to Central America and South America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large burrowing South American rodent (Agouti paca syn. Cuniculus paca, formerly Cœlogenys paca), having blackish brown fur, with four parallel rows of white spots along its sides; the spotted cavy. It is closely allied to the agouti and the Guinea pig and is highly esteemed as food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The spotted cavy, Cœlogenys paca, a large hystricomorphic rodent quadruped of the family Dasyproctidæ, inhabiting South America and Central America.
- n. [capitalized] Same as Cœlogenys.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large burrowing rodent of South America and Central America; highly esteemed as food
If your opponent manages to successfully perform a move called paca kazik, or "fool's cuff," you lose.
The tepezcuintle 'paca' in English is a large endangered rodent native to Costa Rica.
Mammals although not as numerous as birds, include species such as paca (Agouti paca), mantled howler monkey (Allouatta palliata), white-throated capuchin (Cebus capucinus), pygmy anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), Central American otter (Lutra annectens), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) (feeds on leaves in A. bicolor and L. racemosa forests), northern raccoon (Procyon lotor), crab-eating raccoon (P. cancrivorus) [can be found both on the ground and in the canopy consuming crabs and mollusks], Mexican anteater (Tamandua mexicana).
"paca," which is found in most parts of tropical America.
The paca let out a shriek, dropped his weapon, and ran wildly for the exit.
She made certain the paca who handed up hers from the top of one ladder was unarmed.
Other species include giant armadillo Priodontes maximuss (EN), paca Cuniculus paca and prehensile-tailed porcupine Coendou bicolor.
The spotted paca (Agouti paca), the kinkajou (Potos flavus), and the Orinoco agouti (Dasyprocta guamara) are also common.
There are also capybara Hydrochoeris hydrochaeris, agouti Dasyprocta fuliginosa and paca Agouti paca, Felix spp., jaguar and tapir Tapirus terrestris.
Other rare mammals include the Guianan squirrel (Sciurus aestuans), and Paca (Agouti paca).