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mara (rodent)

Definition:

a hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

maras

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Dolichotis patagonum [species] | D. patagonum [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

Hebrew, meaning bitterness. The modern given name may also be shortened from ...
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Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mara [rodent genus]

either of two South American rodents in the genus Dolichotis of the cavy family, the Patagonian mara or the Chacoan mara. (21 of 26 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

mara [Spanish] | Dolichotis patagonum [species, sense-specific]

a harelike South American rodentinhabiting the pampas of Argentina: family "Caviidae" (cavies) | one of several organized criminal gangs of Central ... (20 of 248 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

mara | Patagonian hare

Any of various long-eared and long-legged cavies of the genus "Dolichotis", inhabiting the scrub desert and grasslands of central and southern ... (21 of 37 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

mara | maras [plural]

A rodent, genus Dolichotis, common in the Patagonian steppes of Argentina (11 of 35 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

mara | Patagonian cavy | Patagonian hare

a burrowing hare-like cavy with long hindlimbs and greyish fur, native to South America.; Genus Dolichotis, family Caviidae: two species (20 of 33 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mara

Wikipedia:

Patagonian mara | Dolichotis patagonum [species]

a relatively large rodent in the mara genus. It's also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia... (38 of 1660 words, 7 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

cavy | Dolichotis patagonum [species]

name for 14 species of South American rodents of the family Caviidae, including the domestic guinea pig. The wild cavies are usually small, rounded, ... (24 of 111 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

rodent

any of an order (Rodentia) of relatively small gnawing mammals (as a mouse, ... | a small mammal (as a rabbit or a shrew) other than a true rodent (28 of 92 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

rodent

gnawing | of or like a rodent or rodents | any of a very large order (Rodentia) of gnawing mammals, including rats, mice, squirrels, and beavers, ... (24 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

rodent [countable] | rodents [plural]

a type of small animal that has long sharp front teeth, for example a mouse (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rodent

Random House Dictionary:

rodent | a rodent mammal [sense-specific]

belonging or pertaining to the gnawing or nibbling mammals of the order Rodentia, including the mice, squirrels, beavers, etc. | a rodent mammal (22 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rodent

Cambridge Dictionary:

rodent

any of various small mammals with large sharp front teeth, such as mice and rats (15 of 20 words, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

mara | maras [plural] | Dolichotis patagonum [species]

a large long-legged member of the cavy family that resembles a hare. Native to: Argentine pampas. (16 of 41 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

Mara

Origin: Hebrew, meaning bitterness. The modern given name may also be shortened from Maria or Tamara.

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mara | maras [plural]

Origin: Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *marǭ, cognate with Old English mare or mære

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Collins Dictionary:

mara [Spanish]

First use: 20th century

Origin: from American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin | from Spanish: gang

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American Heritage Dictionary:

mara

Origin: American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin.

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Oxford Dictionary:

mara

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: American Spanish mará

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Encarta Dictionary:

Mara

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Sanskrit Māra "death" from mṛ- "die"

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mara | maras [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: American Spanish mará

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

mara [Spanish]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mara"

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the Free Dictionary:

mara

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