Sinonimi: Cuniculus paca
ETYM Portu., from the native name.
Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America; highly esteemed as food; SYN. Cuniculus paca.
Large, tailless, nocturnal, burrowing rodent of the genus Cuniculus, in the family Dasyproctidae, which also includes the agoutis. The paca, about 60 cm/2 ft long, is native to Central and South America.