One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An animal said to exist in parts of Latin America, where it supposedly attacks animals, especially goats.
- ‘However, one alleged chupacabra was killed in Nicaragua and was examined by scientists at the Autonomous National University of Nicaragua.’
- ‘It contains photos of animals that have supposedly been killed by chupacabras, and supposed tracks of the beast.’
- ‘While this explanation is true for many paranormal manifestations, it is also possible cause for the chupacabra's manifestation.’
- ‘‘It was a two-legged chupacabra,’ said Flores, meaning that it was either the mythical creature that no one has been able to identify, or it was a human being.’’
- ‘It is the study of such creatures as the Australian bunyip, Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and the Loch Ness monster.’
Spanish, literally ‘goatsucker’, from chupar ‘to suck’ + cabra ‘goat’.
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