Translation of beaver in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbiːvər; ˈbiːvə(r)/


  • 1 1.1 c [Zool] castor (m) to be an eager beaver ser* muy entusiasta y trabajador to work like a beaver trabajar como una hormiguita [familiar/colloquial]
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    • The Rodentia also includes beavers, muskrats, porcupines, woodchucks, chipmunks, squirrels, prairie dogs, marmots, chinchillas, voles, lemmings, and many others.
    • This slow-moving creature is Canada's largest rodent next to the beaver.
    • For all the interest in leopards, Waser thinks philopatry may turn out to be more common in species such as beavers, wood rats and kangaroo rats-animals in which females make large investments in their ranges.
    1.2 u (fur) piel (f) de castor
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    • Also on the program that night were the Marshall Dancers from the Lower Yukon, dressed in sumptuous headdresses that were trimmed with wolf and beaver fur.
    • The biggest difference was that New Netherland and its port town were together principally a trading colony, buying beaver and other fur skins from the Indians to sell at a profit in Europe.
    • There were six different furs to choose from including brown and grey Persian lamb, and beaver.
  • 2 (AmE) [slang/argot] pussy 2

Phrasal verbs

beaver away

v + adv
[colloquial/familiar] trabajar como una hormiguitato beaver away at sth [familiar/colloquial] Jack's beavering away at his homework Jack les está dando duro a los deberes [familiar/colloquial]

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