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coypu

[koi-poo] /ˈkɔɪ pu/
noun, plural coypus (especially collectively) coypu.
1.
a large, South American, aquatic rodent, Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypus, yielding the fur nutria.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < American Spanish coipú < Araucanian coipu
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coypu

/ˈkɔɪpuː/
noun (pl) -pus, -pu
1.
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.
the fur of this animal
Also called nutria
Word Origin
C18: from American Spanish coipú, from Araucanian kóypu
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