genus Cuniculus

noun
pacas
Syn: ↑Cuniculus
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Dasyproctidae, ↑family Dasyproctidae

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  • Cuniculus — noun pacas • Syn: ↑genus Cuniculus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Dasyproctidae, ↑family Dasyproctidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cuniculus — may mean: Singular of Cuniculi, diversionary water channels of ancient Rome Italy Cuniculus, zoological genus of Paca The cuniculus had a main under ground trench and many vertical channels that brought water up to the surface as a form of… …   Wikipedia

  • CUNICULUS — I. CUNICULUS animal olim Hispaniae peculiare, unde ei nomen forte ex Hebr. saphan, quô cuniculum denotari iam a multis annis, notum est. Certe e Graecis illud soli noverant Massilienses, qui fere sunt in Hispaniae confinio, et in Hadriani nummo,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • cuniculus — The burrow of the scabies mite in the epidermis. [L. a rabbit; an underground passage] * * * cu·nic·u·lus kyü nik (y)ə ləs n, pl cu·nic·u·li .lī, .lē the burrow of an itch mite in the skin * * * n. a genus of l …   Medical dictionary

  • genus Oryctolagus — noun Old World rabbits • Syn: ↑Oryctolagus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Leporidae, ↑family Leporidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cuniculus — n. a genus of large forest dwelling rodents, the pacas or spotted cavies, found in South and Central America. In Brazil these animals are a natural reservoir of the parasite Leishmania braziliensis, which causes espundia (see leishmaniasis) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lepus cuniculus — Rabbit Rab bit (r[a^]b b[i^]t), n. [OE. rabet, akin to OD. robbe, robbeken.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species ({Lepus cuniculus}), which is often kept as a pet, and has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oryctolagus cuniculus — noun common greyish brown burrowing animal native to southern Europe and northern Africa but introduced elsewhere; widely domesticated and developed in various colors and for various needs; young are born naked and helpless • Syn: ↑European… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paca — This article is about the animal, Paca. For other uses of Paca, see Paca (disambiguation). For other uses of cuniculus, see Cuniculus (disambiguation). Pacas[1] Lowland Paca …   Wikipedia

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