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Mara

(mâr`ə) [Heb.,=bitter], in the Bible, punning name taken by Naomi out of sorrow.

Mara

 

(Dolichotis patagond), a mammal of the family Caviidae (guinea pigs) of the order Rodentia. It has a body measuring up to 70 cm long and a short tail (up to 4.5 cm). The snout is blunt, and the ears are rather long. The mara is brownish gray, with a light spot at the base of the tail known as the mirror. It is found in South America, dwelling in deserts and thicket-covered steppes. Active during the day, maras live in pairs or small groups. They are fast runners, sometimes leaping 2 m when pursued. Their home is a shallow burrow, in which the female gives birth to two or three offspring twice a year. Maras feed on plants. Their meat is edible.

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