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coypu

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔɪpuː
 
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Definition of coypu in English:

noun (plural coypus)

A large semiaquatic beaver-like rodent, native to South America. It is kept in captivity for its fur and has become naturalized in many other areas.
  • Myocastor coypus, the only member of the family Myocastoridae
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.

Origin

late 18th century: from Araucanian.

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