Translation of guinea pig in Spanish:

guinea pig

n

  • 1.1 [Zool] cobayo (m), cobaya (f), conejillo (m) de Indias, cuy (m) (AmS) , cuye (m) (Chi) , curí (m) (Col)
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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.
    1.2 (person) conejillo (m) de Indias
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    • 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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