Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: nu¦tria
Pronunciation: /ˈnjuːtrɪə

Definition of nutria in English:


[mass noun]
The skin or fur of the coypu.
Example sentences
  • I remember asking the salesperson, 'What is this?' and he said, 'It's nutria'.
  • It comes in dozens of different grades of rabbit, hare, nutria, beaver, etc., and may vary in price from $10 to $100 a pound.


early 19th century: from Spanish, literally 'otter'.

Definition of nutria in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day quintillion
Pronunciation: kwinˈtilyən
a thousand raised to the power of six…