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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