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nutria

[noo-tree-uh, nyoo-] /ˈnu tri ə, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
the coypu.
2.
the fur of the coypu, resembling beaver, used for making coats, hats, suit trimmings, etc.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; < Spanish: otter, variant of lutria < Medieval Latin, for Latin lutra
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British Dictionary definitions for nutria

nutria

/ˈnjuːtrɪə/
noun
1.
another name for the coypu, used esp to refer to its fur
2.
a brown colour with a grey tinge
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: otter, variant of lutria, ultimately from Latin lūtra otter
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Word Origin and History for nutria
n.

1836, from Spanish nutria "otter," also lutria, from Latin lutra (see otter).

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