- 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] cobayo (masculine), cobaya (feminine), conejillo (masculine) de Indias, cuy (masculine) (South America/América del Sur) , cuye (masculine) (Chile) , curí (masculine) (Colombia)More example sentences1.2 (person) conejillo (masculine) de Indias
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- The domestic guinea pig, Cavia porcellus, now found worldwide in captivity, has been bred for meat for more than three thousand years in South America.
- A major debate was raised by the claim that ‘the guinea pig is not a rodent’.
- At school, our classroom had a small rodent zoo consisting of two rabbits, three hamsters, a litter of baby gerbils and a guinea pig.
- Walker volunteered to act as a human guinea pig for these experiments, as did 400m runner Mark Richardson and one other athlete.
- The early study of carbon dioxide also gave rise to the expression to be a guinea pig, meaning to subject oneself to an experiment.
- The worst was when you became a guinea pig for a hazardous experiment, and not even the lightest punishment was endurable.
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