ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday-ish word: viscacha

viscacha (viskäˈchə), noun
A burrowing South American rodent of one of two genera (Lagidium and Lagostomus).

They look a little bit like rabbits, but are unrelated. (They remind me of Totoro.)

Etymology: Quechua, wiskacha

Image is from Wikipedia. And here is a link to a BBC video of viscachas sunbathing.

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