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coy·pu

 (koi′po͞o)
n. pl. coypu, or coy·pus
See nutria.

[American Spanish coipo, coipú, from Mapuche koypu.]

coypu

(ˈkɔɪpuː)
n, pl -pus or -pu
1. (Animals) an aquatic South American hystricomorph rodent, Myocastor coypus, introduced into Europe: family Capromyidae. It resembles a small beaver with a ratlike tail and is bred in captivity for its soft grey underfur
2. (Textiles) the fur of this animal
Also called: nutria
[C18: from American Spanish coipú, from Araucanian kóypu]

nu•tri•a

(ˈnu tri ə, ˈnyu-)

n.
1. Also called coypu. a large South American aquatic rodent, Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypus.
2. the fur of this animal, used for garments.
[1830–40, Amer.; < American Spanish; Sp: otter, alter. of lutria < Medieval Latin, for Latin lutra]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coypu - aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beavercoypu - aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver; bred for its fur
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
genus Myocastor, Myocastor - a genus of Capromyidae
Translations

coypu

[ˈkɔɪpuː] N (coypus or coypu (pl)) → coipo m

coypu

[ˈkɔɪpuː] nragondin m

coypu

nSumpfbiber m

coypu

[ˈkɔɪpuː] n (coypu or coypus (pl)) (Zool) → nutria, castorino
References in periodicals archive ?
FP Sub-family hydrochaerinae Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766) FP Ctenomyidae Ctenomys torquatus Lichtenstein, 1830 SH Myocastoridae Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782) CT, V
Cuvier, 1798) Mustelidae Lontra longicaudis (Olfers, 1818) A2, A3 DF, DI, MA Galictis cuja (Molina, 1782) A3 DI, MA Mephitidae Conepatus chinga (Molina, 1782) A1, A2, A3 DI, MA Felidae Leopardus geoffroyi A3 MA (d'Orbigny & Gervais, 1844) Rodentia Caviidae Hydrochaerus hydrochaeris A3 DI, MA (Linnaeus, 1766) Myocastoridae Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782) A1, A3 DF, DI, MA Taxa Type of records Didelphimorphia Didelphidae Didelphis albiventris Lund, 1840 FO Lutreolina crassicaudata FO (Desmarest, 1804) Cingulata Dasypodidae Dasypus hybridus (Desmarest, 1804) FO, BU Dasypus novemcinctus Linnaeus, 1758 FO, BU, SI Euphractus sexcinctus FO, BU (Linnaeus, 1758) Lagomorpha Leporidae Lepus europaeus (Pallas 1778) FO, FE, SI Carnivora Canidae Lycalopexgymnocercus FO (G.
The coypu or nutria, Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782) is a South American rodent that belongs to the suborder Hystricognathi, family Myocastoridae.