Definition of coypu in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkoiˌpo͞o/

noun (plural coypus)

Another term for nutria.
Example sentences
  • Nutria, called Myocastor coypus, have added to the destruction by devouring wetlands.
  • These include the capybara, the agouti, the coypu, the cavy and the chinchilla.
  • My guess is it's a coypu - a large South American rodent.


Late 18th century: from Araucanian.

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Syllabification: coy·pu

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