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coypu

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Etymology

Spanish coipú, from Mapudungun coipu.

Noun

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coypu

Plural
coypus

coypu (coypus)
  1. A large, crepuscular, semiaquatic rodent (Myocastor coypus) resembling a large rat, having bright orange-yellow incisors, native to South America, Europe, Asia and North America, valued for its fur in eastern Europe and central Asia and considered a pest elsewhere.

Synonyms

  • nutria (especially North America)

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