Definition of mara in English:

mara

noun

  • A burrowing hare-like cavy with long hindlimbs and greyish fur, native to South America.

    • ‘The two foxes have killed a peacock, a penguin and three maras.’
    • ‘There are wallabies, meerkats, flamingoes, maras and tamarin monkeys in both zoos.’
    • ‘It includes two subfamilies: the Caviinae, the cavies and the familiar guinea pigs; and the Dolichotinae, the Patagonian hares or maras.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from American Spanish mará.

Pronunciation

mara

/ˈmɑːrə/