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cap·y·ba·ra

 (kăp′ə-bär′ə, -băr′ə)
n.
A large semiaquatic rodent (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) of tropical South America, having short limbs and a vestigial tail and often attaining lengths of more than 1.2 meters (4 feet).

[Portuguese capybara, from Tupí capivara, capibara : capii, grass + urara, eater.]

capybara

(ˌkæpɪˈbɑːrə)
n
(Animals) the largest rodent: a pig-sized amphibious hystricomorph, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, resembling a guinea pig and inhabiting river banks in Central and South America: family Hydrochoeridae
[C18: from Portuguese capibara, from Tupi]

cap•y•ba•ra

(ˌkæp əˈbɑr ə)

n., pl. -ras.
a large South American aquatic rodent, Hydrochoerus capybara.
[1765–75; < New Latin < Portuguese capibara < Tupi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capybara - pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feetcapybara - pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feet; largest living rodent
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Translations
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Sin embargo, al momento de recibirla, en las visperas de su exilio, en 1947, recibe tambien una especie de maldicion: "Te esperan muy malos tiempos, Carpincho.
El carpincho (Hydrochoerus hidrochaeris) es el roedor de mayor talla y esta presente en todos los paises sudamericanos a excepcion de Chile.
Settled out the back early on, the 10-year-old steadily scythed his way through the field on the final circuit before heading Carpincho with a great jump at the last.
Dentro de esta pueden mencionarse como los mas destacados al carpincho (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) y el coipo (Myocastor coypus).
Los animales reproducidos por los artesanos y conocidos por los pobladores de la region son: cormoran, carpincho, cisne de cuello negro, buho, zarigueya de orejas blancas, garza blanca, zorro de las pampas, yacare overo, jararaca da praia (serpiente venenosa), tero, ra-macaco (especie de anfibio), tortuga tigre de rio y cardenal (Figura 1).
Carpincho has enough about him to go well in the totepool.
Asi aparece en una cancion interpretada en las primeras decadas del siglo XX por el duo Gardel y Razzano: "Dicen que mi china es fiera / que se parece al carpincho / su voz es un relincho [.
The dangers are higher up the handicap as the top three, Nozic, Carpincho and Reblis, have all shown decent form.
Carpincho is certainly weighted to win at his best, but the suspicion remains that he's better over a shorter trip than this on heavy ground.
4) Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, also known as capibara, chiguire, ronsoco, chiguiro, carpincho and capivara, is the largest living rodent in the world.
Manejo sustentable del carpincho (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Linnaeus 1766) en Argentina: un aporte al conocimiento de la biologia de la especie desde la cria en cautiverio [Tesis Doctoral].
He might be well ahead of the handicapper but I think Carpincho (3.