Definition of Patagonian cavy in English:

Patagonian cavy

(also Patagonian hare)


  • another term for mara
    • ‘Of the close relations of the guinea pig, the Patagonian cavy, Dolichotis patagonum, is perhaps the most interesting.’
    • ‘It includes two subfamilies: the Caviinae, the cavies and the familiar guinea pigs; and the Dolichotinae, the Patagonian hares or maras.’