capybara

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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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We have some strange animals that live here in Argentina, like carpincho (a large rodent sometimes called a capybara), gray fox, and yacare (a caiman or alligator), among others.
El carpincho, capibara o chiguire (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) es una especie de roedor de la familia de los cavidos.
"Carpincho", como es apodado por un amigo de la infancia, tiene la obsesion de hacerse de la pluma (una "cachiporrita de nacar") que habria pertenecido al dictador.
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.com Home of Pool Betting Handicap Chase at Southwell.
LEICESTER: 2.10 Overnight Fame, 2.40 Sir Lynx, 3.10 Phase Shift, 3.40 Destroyer Deployed, 4.10 Gunmoney, 4.40 Carpincho. LINGFIELD: 2.00 Dawn Rock, 2.30 Ultimate Warrior, 3.00 Lindart, 3.30 Lutine Charlie, 4.00 Ermine Ruby, 4.30 CABUCHON (NAP), 5.00 Ventura Reef.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.10 Overnight Fame, 2.40 Sir Lynx, 3.10 Phase Shift, 3.40 Destroyer Deployed, 4.10 Gunmoney, 4.40 Carpincho. LINGFIELD: GAZETTE BET: 3.00 Chunghua.
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 [...] / y sin embargo la quiero".