Definition of nutria in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnjuːtrɪə/


[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'.

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