Definition of coypu in English:


Syllabification: coy·pu
Pronunciation: /ˈkoiˌpo͞o

noun (plural coypus)

  • another term for nutria.
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    • 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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