Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) large burrowing rodent of South America and Central America; highly esteemed as food

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Paca

cuniculus paca

Alternate forms of Paca

Hypernyms: gnawer, rodent

Origin of the word Paca

  1. Central and South American rodent, 1657, from Sp., from Tupi (Brazil) paca. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment

Worldly Possession

a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings